Watch “OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft to Collect NASA’s First Asteroid Sample” on YouTube

The Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting asteroid Bennu for two years, studying its composition and features. Now, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will collect a sample of Bennu’s regolith and then return it to Earth in 2023 for in-person scientific study…More about this article in video below…

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Ten Things to Know About Bennu

NASA’s first mission to return a sample NASA’s first mission to return a sample from an ancient asteroid arrived at its target, the asteroid Bennu, on Dec. 3, 2018. This mission, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, is a seven-year long voyage set to conclude upon the delivery to Earth of at […]

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NASA’s robot is about to land on asteroid Bennu to unlock the secrets of life

A meeting between OSIRIS-REx and Bennu will mark the first NASA mission to collect material from the surface of an asteroid. This mission is also a labor of love for researchers around the globe who invested years of their lives into the historic mission… More about this article in the link below… https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2020/10/15/nasas-robot-is-about-to-land-on-asteroid-bennu-to-unlock-the-secrets-of-life/amp/

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Strange Activity on Asteroid Bennu Had NASA Baffled – “Definitely Surprised Us” – SciTechDaily

The asteroid, which is being studied by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, shows some surprising activity on its surface, and scientists are beginning to understand what might be causing it. When NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid (101955) Bennu, mission scientists knew that their spacecraft was orbiting something special. Not only was the boulder-strewn asteroid shaped like a rough diamond, […]

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Earth Should Be Dry – An Unexpected Meteorite Discovery Reveals the Origin of Earth’s Vast Oceans – SciTechDaily

Meteorite material presumed to be devoid of water because it formed in the dry inner Solar System appears to have contained sufficient hydrogen to have delivered to Earth at least three times the mass of water in its oceans, a new study shows… More about this topic here in the link below… https://scitechdaily.com/earth-should-be-dry-an-unexpected-meteorite-discovery-reveals-the-origin-of-earths-vast-oceans/amp/

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Election Day Asteroid: Is an Asteroid Really Hitting Earth Nov 2?

A car-sized asteroid called 2018 VP1 will swing past Earth on November 2, the day before Election Day 2020. Fortunately, 2018 VP1 has a 0.41 percent chance of entering Earth’s atmosphere. It would likely burn up anyway. Researchers discovered the asteroid in 2018 using telescopes at the Zwicky Transient Facility in California… Another world Ender More about this doomsday […]

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All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Halley’s Comet is bringing A meteor shower that will peak tonight!!! Full moon will be May 7. That means there’s an exceedingly narrow window of true darkness between moonset and dawn now. Monday and/or Tuesday morning will be the peak mornings of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The meteors will be flying, but moonlight will […]

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