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Check Out This Week’s Asteroid Impact Exercise

ESA said today (April 26, 2021) that it’ll be live-tweeting the asteroid impact exercise unfolding now at this week’s Planetary Defense Conference, which is held virtually April 26 through 30....

Image: OSIRIS-REx bids farewell to Asteroid Bennu

On April 9, 2021, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft took one last look at Bennu, the asteroid from which it scooped up a sample...

The surface of asteroid Bennu

  Asteroids are composed of remnant material from the early solar system that was not processed into planets. Therefore, they offer a window into the building blocks of the solar...