The spacecraft design, a 4,650 pound craft when fueled, draws on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter heritage and was built in their Denver facility.
Scientists have estimated that in 2135 Bennu could pass closer to Earth than the moon, which orbits at a distance of about 4,02,336 km, and possibly come closer still some time between 2175 and 2195.
Mr Lauretta said scientists were interested in "organic molecules that may have led to the origin of life and water-bearing minerals like clays" in their analysis of the asteroid.
Demi Lovato returns to jiu-jitsu after overdose
She continued, "I'm sorry my sister is handsome , she's alive and she's conquering a lot of really hard s-". She's even getting back in her fighting shape, according to her recent post online.
This will be packed away in a sterile capsule to be returned home in 2023. OSIRIS REx is led by the University of Arizona and it's the first US spacecraft to visit an asteroid with plans to bring a sample of it back home. "This successful test shows that, when the time comes, TAGSAM is ready to reach out and tag the asteroid".
A Japanese spacecraft, meanwhile, has been hanging out at another near-Earth asteroid since June, also for samples.
Soon an image of the asteroid appeared on the mission control screens: a diamond-shaped body with a rough, speckled exterior. This latest rock is named Ryugu and is about double the size of Bennu.
Engineer Tim Linn explains how the Osiris-Rex will suck up asteroid dust. The spacecraft won't land but use a three-metre mechanical arm in 2020 to momentarily touch down and pick up particles. We believe it holds clues to the origins of our Mother Earth, and possibly it contains materials that are high in amino acids and carbon-rich material that give us a peek back into what really was happening during the formation of Earth and what may have brought life to Earth.
Why did NASA select Bennu out of the 780,000 known asteroids in our solar system? That makes it a near-Earth asteroid, like the one Japan's Hayabusa-2 mission is now studying. That means Bennu may resemble what Earth looked like when life began here - making this asteroid an incredibly compelling science target. At worst, Bennu would carve out a crater during a projected close call 150 years from now. The spacecraft will then make two more polar flybys, giving the team on Earth a chance to get to get comfortable with the spacecraft's navigational capabilities near Bennu.
By expanding our understanding of asteroids, the mission could also help scientists to better understand the threat that asteroids may pose to humans on Earth. Once arriving at its destination, OSIRIS-REx will spend a year-and-a-half surveying the asteroid and preparing to collect a sample that it will later return to Earth. Its odometer read 1.2 billion miles (2 billionkilometers) as of Monday.
"These observations have revealed an asteroid that is both consistent with our expectations from ground-based measurements and an exceptionally interesting small world". "Bennu is one of the ones we are watching", Dante Lauretta, the OSIRIS-REx principal investigator, said in August.
The Hindi version of the film opened at Rs 20.25 crore and has maintained a good pace even during the weekdays. On the other hand, Rajinikanth is awaiting the release of Petta, which is hitting the screens on Pongal 2019.
Especially when the attention is bullsh** attention, fluff. "Which, I think, he deserves way more credit for switching his game". I'm like, we're playing basketball here, and it's not even about basketball at certain points.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plus Russian Federation and other allies meet on December 6-7. Wise stated that that would depend on the severity of cuts adopted by OPEC and its allies.
He continued: "I am leading this debate today because we are in many ways at a juncture in the fight against HIV and Aids". Young girls are often particularly at risk - 75% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among girls aged 15-19.
De son côté, l'ex-international français Mathieu Debuchy s'est blessé tout seul à la cheville gauche. À noter que Subotic avait été remplacé par le jeune William Saliba (17 ans) qui avait concédé un penalty sur une faute de main (57e).
Un porte-parole du parquet de Brooklyn, à New York, qui est selon des sources en charge de l'enquête, n'a pas fait de déclaration. L'ambassade de Chine au Canada a dit s'opposer à cette arrestation et a demandé la libération immédiate de Meng.
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Embiid's double-double powers 76ers past Knicks 117-91
He didn't stick around to offer his usual quips and one-liners to the media - Embiid split to catch up with his family. Fultz had said he wasn't hurt and the decision came a day after he appeared to lose his backup point guard spot.
Pakistan's Shah fastest to 200 Test scalps
Pakistan had hopes of an emphatic win once Shaheen Shah Afridi had Ross Taylor caught hooking for 22 with the total at 60-4. But BJ Watling resisted with 77 not out, delaying his record until the second innings.
Grâce à lui, les boules de neige sont autorisées
Depuis qu'il avait appris l'existence de cette " loi d'un autre temps " il y a un mois et demi, Dane Best ne cessait d'en parler. Les boules de neige faisaient techniquement partie de cette prohibition.
Spanish court upholds controversial 'Wolf Pack' conviction
Throughout her ordeal, the victim kept her eyes shut and, according to a police report, acted in a "passive or neutral" manner. The ruling shone a light on Spanish law, in which the offense of rape requires evidence of physical violence or intimidation.