"We knew that Bennu would surprise us, so we came prepared for whatever we might find", said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Bennu turned out to be rockier than anticipated, but mission planners have now identified four sites on its surface that are smooth enough for OSIRIS-REx to collect a sample.
India's passenger vehicles' sales slumped by 31% in July
Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 18.71% to 18,25,148 units from 22,45,223 units in July 2018, it added. In July 2019 too, auto sales are 35.95 percent down YoY, which is not far from that dismal figure almost two decades ago.
Now, scientists will study the four sites in greater detail in order to select the final two sites - a primary and a backup - in December. Like the mythological Bennu bird for which the asteroid is named, all of the candidate sample sites refer to birds that can be found in Egypt.
OSIRIS-REx sample collection is scheduled for the latter half of 2020, and the spacecraft will return the asteroid samples to Earth on September 24, 2023.
Police say the officers initiated some sort of stop with the suspect before the suspect and an officer exchanged gunfire. The officer returned fire, and was joined by two other Highway Patrol officers who responded as backup.
Ivan Perisic targeted Champions League glory with Bayern Munich this morning after completing a loan move from Inter. Yet several former Bayern players have insisted that Perisic would be more than just a plan B.
She has a good memory but she can not understand anything conceptual. "She can not make or receive phone calls independently". August 9: Police investigated whether footprints found in the forest where Nora went missing belonged to the missing teen.
Denise Austin's daughter, Katie Austin, wrote "Yassss" while others lent their applause and support to Olivia Jade with emojis. Just last week, several outlets posted a report that the two daughters had been kicked out of their sorority at USC.
Iraqi forces have recently launched operations in the country's north to weed out remnants of Islamic State group . Koppenhafer was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name for the US -led operation fighting ISIS.
I [wasn't] going to grab his hand and flee the scene and move zip codes, [then] he has to move high schools, and stuff like that. She also revealed that she "knew a lot of things for years", but had one very good reason for keeping quiet about it all.
The Verizon-imposed porn ban will stay in place at Tumblr after the deal is completed, the Journal wrote. Social networking site Tumblr has just been purchased by Automattic Inc. for a shockingly low price.
Its the second recent instance where CannTrust was found by Health Canada to be operating in non-compliant facilities. That prompted sharp selling in CannTrust's stock that saw plummet 50% in a matter of weeks.
Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial
He said: 'Thanks to this trial, we are starting to understand which treatments to offer to patients in this and future outbreaks'. Of the patients given the two more effective drugs, 29 percent on REGN-EB3 and 34 percent on mAb114 died, NIAID said.