Actions

::16 Psyche

::concepts



{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 16 Psyche is one of the ten most-massive asteroids in the asteroid belt. It is over 200 kilometers in diameter and contains a little less than 1% of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. It is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.<ref name='mission'></ref> It is the most massive metallic M-type asteroid. Psyche was discovered by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis on 17 March 1852 from Naples and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


16 Psyche sections
Intro   Symbol   Characteristics  Exploration  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Symbol
<<>>

Psyche::first    Title::journal    Asteroid::bibcode    Volume::october    Jpldata::march    Issue::metallic

{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} 16 Psyche is one of the ten most-massive asteroids in the asteroid belt. It is over 200 kilometers in diameter and contains a little less than 1% of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. It is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.<ref name='mission'></ref> It is the most massive metallic M-type asteroid. Psyche was discovered by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis on 17 March 1852 from Naples and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


16 Psyche sections
Intro   Symbol   Characteristics  Exploration  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Symbol
<<>>