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Professor teams up with NASA

Hundreds of millions of miles away from Bloomsburg University, there's an asteroid sitting somewhere between Mars and Jupiter.

Michael Shepard spent months building a 3D model of the asteroid "Psyche" using a radar telescope. The asteroid is about a third the size of Pennsylvania, meaning the diameter would stretch from Bloomsburg to Philadelphia. Now, his model is being used by NASA as plans are in place to make a trip there to learn more about this asteroid.

"It was just selected as a mission target," said Shepard "The mission is very interested in having a shape model, a 3D model for planning purposes."

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