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Revealing the True Nature of Asteroids

30 Nov 2018, 11:00 UTC
Revealing the True Nature of Asteroids John Colosimo (colosimophotography.com)/ESO

A team of scientists are currently using ESO’s Very Large Telescope to survey the largest asteroids in the Solar System. Nicknamed HARISSA, the survey has recently gathered lots of information on asteroid Psyche, special because of its metallic nature. In this week’s blog post the team behind the project explain what Psyche can tell us about the history of the Solar System, and how their research will feed into a NASA mission to study the same asteroid.

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