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NASA says it’ll explore the core of a dead planet in 2017

On Wednesday NASA announced it had chosen two space missions from a group of five finalists to complete this year. One probe will explore an all-metal asteroid called 16 Psyche, the core of a planet that was destroyed billions of years ago, NASA said. Another probe will explore groups of burgundy-colored asteroids around Jupiter. 

Here’s Jim Green, the leader of NASA’s planetary science program, talking about the missions:

Hat Tip: Business InsiderMS