an after-theand Insight of landing on Mars Print past week, you mights think NASA Has earned a break.
But no – there's s a lot out of space and theres someone Has to Make more Exploring the history.
Just likeWill Provide a livestream of NASA budgets very first asteroid to a sample return mission 101 955 Bennu, because it's 2018 and we NEED to see for NASA Scientists exchange handshakes jubilant at-the site of a Successful mission.
NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security Explorer regolith (OSIRIS-Rex) Will Make contact With Bennu right on 12 p.m. EST., Dec. 3, and NASA budgets Suggest heading straight to a live site to follow alongs. Shouldnt you prefer social media to do Watching Your space, Facebook ALSO Has you covered, as does YouTube.
The Journey for asteroid-chasing-the OSIRIS-Rex began way back in September 2016 and three-years later it's finally close Enough to her-the space rock. The spacecraft equipped With five instruments and the Will-the asteroid survey for near on a year, before a Selecting a site to retrieve a sample. OSIRIS-Rex will not touch down are on the asteroid, like, INSTEAD opting to drop a leaf blower-type instrument Onto the-surface to kick up dust particle Into-the craft's robotic arm. Gnarly.
On Dec. 3, OSIRIS-Rex Will Begin operations around-the asteroid, passing over budgets north pole, south pole and Equator From just 4.3 miles away. Print Will Allow-the spacecraft to determine mass budgets, how fast it's spinning and Generates a model of-the asteroid.
The $ 800 million mission will not BE a complete, however, whens Until 2023 the OSIRIS-Rex Expected to return to Earth With Bennu's dust on board. By-taking a rocky layer of Bennu's skin, potentially astronomers May Discover how life began on Earth, the-Types of compounds currently in Bennu And The Formation of Our own solar system.
ALSO-the-fact theres's Bennu That Has a (very miniscule) chance of an after colliding With the Earth sometime in 2175 – so it'd BE nice to PREPARE for That, thank you.
Shouldnt OSIRIS-Rex fulfill goals budgets, it Will Be Huge livestream Another Cause for Celebration, pocket by That point we have retinal implants for mights That Allow Us To Be at NASA, in augmented reality, so we can dance Digitally handshake With Our Favorite astronomers as ow we were really theres.
Go well, space robot.
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