But many questions regarding the formation of Psyche remain. Psych debuted on Friday, July 7, 2006, immediately following the fifth-season premiere of Monk, and continued to be paired with the series until Monk 's conclusion on December 4, 2009. Psyche was the ancient Greek goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros (Roman Cupid) god of love. … A space object with the name (16) Psyche has everyone at NASA excited. NASA has fast-tracked the Psyche mission to visit a one-of-a-kind asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion. But as Psyche formed, it may have crashed into other bodies that stripped away its rocky mantle instead, scientists say.
The 16 Psyche asteroid is thought to be the leftover iron core of a planet stripped of its mantle in a giant collision. During the second season, an animated segment titled "The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus" was added to the series. All that's left today is the tiny metallic core. Only the 16th asteroid to be discovered, Psyche was found in 1852 by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, who named it for the goddess of the soul in ancient Greek mythology. This massive metallic asteroid is thought to be pure iron and nickel. 16 Psyche is a very big Main belt asteroid, well over 200 kilometers in diameter, and likely the biggest of the metallic M-type asteroids.It is estimated to have 0.6 percent of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. She was once a mortal princess whose extraordinary beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite (Roman Venus) when men began turning their worship away from the goddess towards the girl. What gives asteroid Psyche great scientific interest is that it is likely rich in metal. With a size of 200 km (130 miles), it's one of the 10 most massive bodies in the asteroid belt.