OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn secrets of the solar system's origin.
By Elizabeth Cantwell, The Conversation
A newly discovered asteroid is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
The mission to Asteroid Ryugu could return samples of the space rock to Earth in 2020.
By Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American
Part pioneer and part dirt collector, Osiris-Rex will spend the next year or so looking for a spot to capture pieces of the asteroid before heading back to Earth.
By Nsikan Akpan
More than two years after it launched, a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is approaching its target, an asteroid named Bennu. Scientists hope that rock samples from Bennu will provide insight into the likelihood of life on other planets, as well as…
By Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American
If all goes according to plan, two spacecraft will commence close encounters with two asteroids by the end of August, in order to retrieve organic materials dating back to the solar system’s birth.
In the latest ‘Oumuamua update, a research team deciphers the chemical makeup of the cigar-shaped rock.
By Erica R. Hendry, Ryan Connelly Holmes
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By Rashmi Shivni
A cigar-shaped asteroid named ‘Oumuamua is our solar system's first interstellar visitor -- that we know of.
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