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Proposed NASA SmallSat Mission Could Be First To Visit Pallas, Our Third Largest Asteroid

ForbesMarch 10, 2019

“Because Pallas is unexplored, it is a more compelling destination now for a small mission like Athena that is designed to pluck low-hanging [scientific] fruit,” Arizona State University planetary scientist Joseph O’Rourke, Athena’s principal investigator, told me.