Bennu asteroid

  Bennu is near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid about the size of a small mountain in the Apollo group. It is carbon-rich asteroid and believed to be the type of asteroids that may have chemical building blocks of life, along with lots of water. So, analysis of returned sample from it could help to reveal key insights …

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OSIRIS-REx Mission

Primary aim of the mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid. NASA’s project OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. OSIRIS-Rex will travel for two years on a journey to Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid about the size of a small mountain It will return with dirt samples from Bennu …

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