Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jul 26, 2016.
Here's one to get excited about:
Launch from Canaveral Launch Complex 41 on an Atlas V (411 configuration) to a hyperbolic escape trajectory due tonight in a launch window running from 0005BST and 0200BST. Live coverage on NASA TV from 1030BST.
Successful on time launch. Everything looks good. Next stop (after an earth flyby gravity assist) asteroid Bennu in 2018.
Another Space Diamond! NASA Probe Snaps Great Photo of Asteroid Bennu
To reach a rock this tiny in the vastness of space and from such immense distance is the work of genius
US probe arrives at Asteroid Bennu
Close up, it looks like a squashed Ferrero Rocher.
How big are those boulders, and how do they stay planted on the surface? There can't be more than a blush of gravity.
They've found water!
NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Discovers Water on Bennu
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