The Psyche Spacecraft Surveys Asteroid 16 Psyche (image) Arizona State University Share Print E-Mail Caption The Psyche mission spacecraft, led by Arizona State University, meets its target asteroid, 16 Psyche. The asteroid is believed to be the metallic core of a protoplanet. Such an object has never before been visited by a space mission. Credit Peter Rubin/ASU/SSL Usage Restrictions No restrictions if used in connection with reportage on this story Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.