NASA gets first good look at asteroid it plans to pickpocket
The OSIRIS-REx rocket will before long land at the modest world Bennu.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx rocket is about multi month from its goal, the possibly unsafe space rock Bennu, and can at long last get a gander at the space shake it intends to take a lump of.
Turns out that Bennu looks a considerable measure like the precious stone formed space rock Ryugu that is at present being visited by the Japanese Hayabusa-2 mission.
“The way that the Japanese mission has achieved its objective somewhat in front of us ends up being to a great degree fascinating, as we would now be able to translate our outcomes and contrast with the outcomes gotten by another mission nearly on ongoing,” clarifies Julia de León, an individual from the mission’s science group from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, in a discharge.
OSIRIS-REx was propelled more than two years prior on Sept. 8, 2016 and is set to land at Bennu on Dec. 2. Once there, the rocket will spend the better piece of 18 months looking over the space rock.
The expectation is to bring a little bit of the space rock back Earth in 2023. Once here, the example from a different universe will be dissected down to the nuclear level by researchers searching for the building squares of life