Psyche Asteroid

  • It is the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system
  • Psyche is made of almost pure nickel-iron metal and is about 300 kilometres across.  
  • It is located in the asteroid belt.
  • It is considered as the remnant core of a budding planet that was mostly destroyed by impacts billions of years ago.
  • Why in news? Scientists have detected the presence of water on Psyche