There's nothing quite like Psyche anywhere else in our solar system -- a small asteroid belt object made entirely of iron-nickel metal. Which is why NASA has decided to send a probe to check out the bizarre beast up close.
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NASA's Mars Reconaissance Orbiter (MRO) has acquired new high-resolution images of the crashed Schiaparelli lander, following its ill-fated attempt to reach the surface of Mars in one piece. The images confirm that the lander had a very hard fall, and raise new questions about the exact nature of the crash.
Video: These aren't renderings, special effects or a scene from No Man's Sky. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan's Kaguya spacecraft in October 2008. Shot with a pair of 2.2 megapixel HDTV sensors, it's some of the first HD footage of our nearest neighbour that humans ever captured.
The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov -- Gerasimenko from orbit -- but this week, its watch will end. On September 30, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit, where it will remain frozen until the space rock itself is destroyed, or until the universe expands into oblivion.