NASA is sending a spacecraft to the asteroid Psyche in 2022, exploring an asteroid made of metal that could provide insight into the formation of planets. Scientists believe the asteroid, made of nickel and iron, is the remnant of an earlier planet’s core. This mission will be the first-ever visit to an object of its kind and will examine its composition, map its surface, and explore how planets are formed. Over the course of the mission, the spacecraft will also take pictures and measure materials, helping us learn more about how planets were formed.