Re: News from Outer Space
Posted: January 3rd, 2019, 6:42 pm
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Reminded me of the research I've read some time ago.Collector:
Alan "Who sees the face?" must she not turn around to show the face?
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“Imagine you saw a unicorn,” Tendulkar says. “Then suddenly you discover another one. You know now there is a population of these. There is hope for discovering a lot more.”
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is traveling to Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid whose regolith may record the earliest history of our solar system. Bennu may contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life and the Earth’s oceans. Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids, as it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu’s physical and chemical properties, which will be critical to know in the event of an impact mitigation mission. Finally, asteroids like Bennu contain natural resources such as water, organics, and precious metals. In the future, these asteroids may one day fuel the exploration of the solar system by robotic and manned spacecraft.
Harvard prof doesn't back down from claims that alien spacecraft may be zipping past Jupiter orbitCigar-Shaped Interstellar Object May Have Been Alien Probe, Harvard Paper ClaimsIntergalactic fatberg.Or tumbling space rock.
Or heterogeneous surface material.