No, the OSIRIS-REx probe will not bring back asteroid space ‘germs’
Twelve years after OSIRIS-REx was chosen to be NASA’s ambitious asteroid-sampling endeavor, the mission’s probe is set to deliver more than 2 ounces (60 grams) of material from a space rock named Bennu on Sunday morning.
How NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will help protect Earth against asteroid Bennu and its flyby in 2182
The asteroid Bennu is a scientific gem, but a potentially dangerous one: No other space rock has a higher known probability of hitting Earth in the next 200 years. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission will help scientists better understand how …
Watch NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe approach Earth tonight with free telescope livestream
The Virtual Telescope Project will attempt to image the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft as it approaches Earth.
SpaceX rocket to launch on record-tying 17th mission tonight
a rocket carves an arc of flame into a cloudy night sky during a launch. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 22 Starlink satellites on Sept. 19, 2023. It was …
Live Coverage: Another Falcon 9 gets ready to hit 17-flight milestone
Spaceflight Now will provide live coverage of the Starlink 6-18 launch from Cape Canaveral, with commentary, starting about an hour before launch. … Your browser can’t play this video. Learn more …
With a New Deorbiting Method, ESA’s Aeolus Offers New Space Junk Strategy
During its five-year mission, the European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite improved weather forecasts and climate models of a rapidly changing Earth. And when it came time to end the mission, flight controllers boldly chose to crash the satellite, …
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India’s Moon Lander Misses Wake-Up Call After Successful Mission
A small robotic rover wheels off a ramp onto the lunar surface. The Pragyan rover maneuvering from the Vikram lunar lander on Aug. 24 after India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission set down on the …
Large fossil spider found in Australia
A team of Australian scientists led by Australian Museum (AM) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) paleontologist Dr. Matthew McCurry have formally named and described a fossil spider, Megamonodontium mccluskyi, which is between 11–16 million years …
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Visiting scientists use drones to monitor Aleutians’ Makushin Volcano
There are more volcanoes in Alaska than in any other state, and the Alaska Volcano Observatory keeps an eye on which ones show signs of unrest. AVO volcanologists measure seismic and infrasound activity on more than 20 volcanoes, and they watch for …
CAS-ESM2 breakthrough: accurate simulation of atmospheric CO2
image: The CAS-ESM team discussed the simulation results of fully coupled atmospheric CO2 seasonal variations while examining visualizations on the suspended dome screen at the Earth System Numerical Simulation Facility (EarthLab). view more.