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NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex Prepped for Launch to Asteroid Bennu – Nature World News


Nature World News

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex Prepped for Launch to Asteroid Bennu
Nature World News
"The launch of OSIRIS-REx is the beginning a seven-year journey to return pristine samples from asteroid Bennu," stated Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator. "The team has built an amazing spacecraft, and we are well-equipped to
[ 24 August 2016 ] One of NASA's cleanest spacecraft ever is ready to fly NewsAstronomy Now Online
NASA's special rocket to search for origins of life – Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle
NASA's latest launch – to bring back 'scientific treasure'euronews
UANews (press release) –SpaceRef Canada –Edmonton Journal
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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 12:01 pm

Tales of Two Asteroid Occultations: Io, Nemausa Cast Shadows Over North America – Universe Today


Universe Today

Tales of Two Asteroid Occultations: Io, Nemausa Cast Shadows Over North America
Universe Today
Up for a challenge? Over the next two weekends, two asteroid occultations pass over North America. These are both occulting (passing in front of) +7th magnitude stars, easy targets for even binoculars or a small telescope. These events both have a …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 10:14 am

NASA preps for seven-year journey to sample a near-Earth asteroid – Digital Trends


Digital Trends

NASA preps for seven-year journey to sample a near-Earth asteroid
Digital Trends
You can add asteroid retrieval to NASA's growing repertoire of space exploration skills. The space agency last week announced that it is preparing to embark on a seven-year mission to retrieve a piece of an asteroid. It will be NASA's first mission

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 4:54 pm

California’s Deep Space Industries targets 2020 to start asteroid mining – Blastr


Blastr

California's Deep Space Industries targets 2020 to start asteroid mining
Blastr
Earlier this year, Deep Space Industries (DSI) in California took the wraps off its Prospector X, a tiny robotic spacecraft that will park itself in low Earth orbit to test technologies for asteroid prospecting missions in the future. Those cutting

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 1:01 pm

NASA prepares to sample an asteroid – EarthSky


EarthSky

NASA prepares to sample an asteroid
EarthSky
NASA is leading an international collaboration that'll soon launch a seven-year sample return mission to an asteroid. The asteroid, called Bennu, is of the near-Earth variety. Its orbit brings it near our planet occasionally, for good or ill (good
NASA to launch asteroid-sampling mission in three weeks (+video)Christian Science Monitor
From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space missionPhys.Org
NASA Asteroid Mission Inspired by a Plastic Solo CupNature World News
Florida Today –New Atlas –WMFE
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Posted on 21 August 2016 | 6:43 pm

Dinosaurs not wiped out by asteroid, research finds – News.com.au – NEWS.com.au


NEWS.com.au

Dinosaurs not wiped out by asteroid, research finds – News.com.au
NEWS.com.au
IT'S been a widely accepted theory that an asteroid caused the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

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Posted on 19 August 2016 | 4:54 am

How to Succeed in the Asteroid Business Without Really Mining – WIRED


WIRED

How to Succeed in the Asteroid Business Without Really Mining
WIRED
When most people think of asteroids, they might think of phrases like “civilization killer.” Or “boring rock.” But other people think “business opportunity.” A growing set of companies, including Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, want to

Posted on 18 August 2016 | 7:52 pm

OSIRIS-Rex: Bringing Home Pieces of an Asteroid – Space.com


Space.com

OSIRIS-Rex: Bringing Home Pieces of an Asteroid
Space.com
NASA's Dawn mission visited the asteroid Vesta before moving on to the dwarf planet Ceres. In contrast, OSIRIS-Rex will bring home a piece of Bennu for in-depth laboratory studies not possible while orbiting in space. The team hopes to collect at least
NASA preps launch to give potential Earth-striking asteroid a 'kiss'USA TODAY
NASA to Launch Asteroid-Sampling Mission in 3 WeeksScientific American
NASA's Mission To Sample A Killer Asteroid Launches In SeptemberPopular Science
ABC News –Fox News –FBO.gov
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Posted on 18 August 2016 | 2:59 am

The Biggest Barrier to Asteroid Mining Isn’t Technical, It’s Legal – Popular Mechanics


Popular Mechanics

The Biggest Barrier to Asteroid Mining Isn't Technical, It's Legal
Popular Mechanics
Private companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries are already planning space missions to extract resources from asteroids by the mid …

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Posted on 16 August 2016 | 4:16 pm

This Week’s Night Sky: See an Asteroid Pass and Meteors Peak – National Geographic


National Geographic

This Week's Night Sky: See an Asteroid Pass and Meteors Peak
National Geographic
Because many of the objects seen through binoculars can look the same, the best way to identify an asteroid is by its telltale motion. Sketch the positions of about a dozen stars in your field of view. A couple nights later, observe the same star field

Posted on 8 August 2016 | 8:45 pm

Asteroid – BingNews

What Would Happen If A Massive Asteroid Hit Earth?

A simulation created by the Discovery Channel several years ago takes us through the scenario of a huge asteroid colliding with Earth. Let’s just say the results don’t end too well for humanity. Earth gets hit quite frequently by asteroids, but of …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 4:39 pm

NASA’s latest launch – to bring back ‘scientific treasure’

NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth asteroid. The launch is scheduled for September 8th, at Cape …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 3:20 pm

One of NASA’s cleanest spacecraft ever is ready to fly

Five years after winning $1 billion from NASA to mount the first U.S. asteroid sample return mission, scientists and engineers will get their last look at the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft this week as it is closed up inside the nose cone of an Atlas 5 rocket for …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 10:32 am

Tales of Two Asteroid Occultations: Io, Nemausa Cast Shadows Over North America

Up for a challenge? Over the next two weekends, two asteroid occultations pass over North America. These are both occulting (passing in front of) +7 th magnitude stars, easy targets for even binoculars or a small telescope. These events both have a …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 8:39 am

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex Prepped for Launch to Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is all prepped up and ready to launch. The space agency has even released a highlight involving the spacecraft’s mission. Here’s what OSIRIS-REx will …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 6:15 am

NASA Spacecraft to Rendezvous With Asteroid Bennu to Find Origins of Life

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft which will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for study is seen in an undated NASA artist rendering.

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 8:37 pm

NASA’s asteroid mission to test concepts for journey to Mars

Although the mission’s cost has increased by a hefty $150 million, NASA had approved and completed a review of Key Decision Point B (KDP-B), the Asteroid Redirect Mission’s robotic segment. NASA is in middle of its plan to bring an asteroid into Earth …

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 7:41 pm

NASA preps for seven-year journey to sample a near-Earth asteroid

You can add asteroid retrieval to NASA’s growing repertoire of space exploration skills. The space agency last week announced that it is preparing to embark on a seven-year mission to retrieve a piece of an asteroid. It will be NASA’s first mission …

Posted on 22 August 2016 | 12:07 pm

NASA to launch asteroid-sampling mission in three weeks (+video)

Liftoff for NASA’s first-ever asteroid-sampling mission is just three weeks away. The agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Sept. 8 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Posted on 21 August 2016 | 1:00 am

From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA’s newest space mission

The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup. Next month, an invention inspired by that plastic, disposable beverage cup will launch into space aboard the United States’ first robotic mission aimed …

Posted on 20 August 2016 | 11:45 pm