NASA probe OSIRIS-REx ‘boops’ asteroid Bennu in historic mission

After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth… More about OSIRIS-REx in the link below… This (silent) animation shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft deploying its Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition […]

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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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Quote for the weekend

Frederick Douglass is one of the most well-known abolitionists and orators of the Civil War era. Born a slave, under the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, in February 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass was the son of a slave woman and an unknown white man. Without a struggle, there can be no progress. […]

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