A Journey To Open A Time Capsule of Our Solar System   2 comments

BennuPoster01smallNASA Image

In 2016, the NASA New Frontiers mission (OSIRIS-REX) will be launched with the purpose to catch up with the streaking asteroid named Bennu in 2018. The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab are leading this mission.

Bennu_SaturnBennu – Saturn — NASA Image

Yesterday, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center released an animated video depicting the solar system’s formation highlighting the importance of asteroids as 4.5 billion year time capsule containing the basic materials from which all matter came.

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NASA Video

2 responses to “A Journey To Open A Time Capsule of Our Solar System

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  1. so cool.

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  2. Fantastic! Glad we are exploring places beyond earth – a tiny spot in the vast Universe.

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