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Saturday, October 24, 2020

A Nasa probe sent to collect rock from an asteroid several hundred million kilometres from Earth has grabbed so much that samples are spilling out.



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#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-10-25 07:34 AM | Reply

At the last second they realized the whole asteroid was made of diamonds.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-25 12:18 PM | Reply

I watched a documentary on the Osiris-Rex probe last night. Really interesting. Especially the close up shots of Bennu.

Anyone who's interested can watch it here:

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-25 03:40 PM | Reply

Based on the documentary I saw last night, it appears the device that sucked up the samples from Bennu is stored inside a capsule that will return to Earth in 2024 minus the rest of Osiris-Rex. Seems like they can figure out a way to get it inside its cubbyhole in the reentry capsule. I mean, they figured out how to get to an asteroid millions of miles away, orbit despite almost no gravity, and get samples from the surface. Those geniuses will be able to figure something out ...

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-25 03:44 PM | Reply

A 4 year navigation to a moving asteroid only 800 feet in diameter that's 207,000,000+ miles away?

The geniuses who figured out how to do that will figure out how get the samples home ...

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-25 11:55 PM | Reply

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