Anyone ever see The Andromeda Strain? Scientists Crack Open Lid of Canister Holding Asteroid Sample - https://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists-crack-lid-asteroid-sample
"We opened up the canister today, and we did see that there is some black dust-like material that's visible," Dante Lauretta, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, told Ars Technica.
"We're hoping that's from Bennu," he added. "There's good indication that we might have sample."
#Fossils show widespread plant extinctions after #asteroid wiped out #dinosaurs https://phys.org/news/2023-09-fossils-widespread-extinctions-asteroid-dinosaurs.html
The end-#Cretaceous plant #extinction: Heterogeneity, ecosystem transformation, and insights for the future https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-prisms-extinction/article/endcretaceous-plant-extinction-heterogeneity-ecosystem-transformation-and-insights-for-the-future/D74EBD512E4261E4C28BB7AF024E80B9
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully returns asteroid sample to Earth - World Socialist Web Site
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission brings sample from asteroid Bennu to Earth
NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, launched seven years ago in 2016 to near-Earth asteroid Bennu has delivered the asteroid...........
#Apophis #Asteroid #asteroidsamplereturn #Bennu #NASA #nearEarthasteroid #originoflife #OSIRISAPEX #OSIRISREx
Strikes, shutdown, 2024,
Politics and Hollywood
I'm always struck by how uncanny the images from space missions can look: the precision of the movements and the flatness of some textures
#osirisrex #bennu #nasa #asteroid
Yesterday, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx landed back on Earth after a 7-year mission. OSIRIS is the first U.S. mission to bring us astroid samples.
Ambre Rose Trujillo explains the magnitude of these samples from astroid Bennu.
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This record-breaking amount was collected by the #spacecraft using a special mechanism and will be studied by scientists to learn more about the formation of our solar system.
`Amerika-ban haya busa' no kapuseru ga kikan…`saishu shita shōwakusei sanpuru wa kongo sūseiki ni watatte kenkyū sa rerudarou'
``American Hayabusa'' capsule returns... ``The asteroid samples collected will be studied for centuries to come.''
#News in #Japanese language
#space #bennu #asteroid #nasa
Gizmodo: After Delivery to Earth, What's Next for NASA's Asteroid Sample? https://gizmodo.com/after-delivery-to-earth-whats-next-for-nasas-asteroid-1850870118 #goddardspaceflightcenter #newfrontiersprogram #planetarysurface #planetarydefense #nearearthobject #theworldseries #dantelauretta #162173ryugu #environment #101955bennu #osirisrex #hayabusa2 #richburns #asteroid #hayabusa #nasa
#bennu #space #nasa #science #asteroid Asteroid samples: What is Nasa’s Osiris Rex mission and why is it so important?
The sample will help scientists get a snapshot of what materials were present when the solar system first formed.
A #NASA mission successfully delivered samples from an #asteroid to the Earth Sunday. The sample return capsule from NASA's #OSIRIS-REx mission parachuted to a landing in the Utah desert, touching down at 10:52 a.m. Eastern. Inside the capsule is an estimated 250 grams of material that OSIRIS-REx gathered from the asteroid #Bennu in 2020. Researchers hope to use the samples to better understand the formation of the solar system and the nature of near Earth asteroids like Bennu.
NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid tests explained | Al Jazeera Newsfeed
#NASA Just Landed a Chunk of #Asteroid in the #Utah Desert
News at 12PM: The #UK military is backing London's armed police. #Hollywood writers and studios have reached a tentative deal. #NASA has successfully recovered an #asteroid sample capsule. The so-called 'King of Crypto' faces trial. There are calls for a #climate tax on wealthy oil states. #France plans to withdraw its troops from Niger. A decision on the HS2 rail line is expected this week, while a man has been charged with murder in Leicestershire. #BBC #News
Amazing project! Congrats to the OSIRIS-REx team! What a mission that was!
News at 9AM: US screenwriters have reached a deal with Hollywood studios, ending a long-standing dispute. #NASA has successfully recovered an #asteroid sample capsule, which could provide clues about Earth's formation. In political news, Republicans are demanding spending cuts to avoid a government shutdown. The world's first gender-focused impact-investment fund has been launched. #France is set to withdraw its troops from Niger, a move welcomed by the country's military leaders. #BBC #News
Osiris-Rex: Asteroidenprobe geborgen und im ersten Reinraum angekommen
Die größte Gesteinsprobe direkt von einem Asteroiden wurde sicher geborgen und ist auf dem Weg zu ihrem eigentlichen Ziel. Abgeschirmt wird sie von Stickstoff.
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News at 6AM: #NASA has recovered an #asteroid sample that could provide clues to Earth's formation. US screenwriters have reached a deal with Hollywood studios, averting a strike. Congress is in crucial talks to avoid a government shutdown, with Republicans demanding spending cuts. #France is set to withdraw troops from Niger, a move welcomed by the country's military leaders. #Ukraine wheat shipment has arrived in Turkey and #China is accused of installing a 'floating barrier'. #BBC #News
Really exceptonal reporting on the #OSIRIS-REX sample return missio, which has brought back rock from #Asteroid #Bennu. By focusing on the scientists at the heart of the mission, Katrina Miller weaves a readable tale from a highly technical project. #SciComm
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I must say I’m blown away by #NASA’s incredible achievement in getting the #OsirisRex capsule back successfully from the #asteroid. I mean, just *getting* it there was difficult enough - it arrived in December 2018 after a 2-year, 2-billion km journey from Earth, stayed for 2.5 years, dropped to the surface of #Bennu in mid-2020, gathered the samples in a 10-second grab, then set off for home in May ‘21, and arrived here today a few seconds ahead of schedule. The ingenuity is mind-boggling! 1/2
Good evening. It's 9PM, Sunday, 24th September. The headlines: #NASA has successfully recovered an #asteroid sample, which could provide insights into Earth's formation. The #UK government is reviewing the costs of HS2, according to Transport Secretary Shapps. British soldiers are set to support armed Met Police following a review. Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh have arrived in Armenia, while Serbia is blamed for an attack in Kosovo. #BBC #News
#MiningTechnology 📆 September 13, 2023 The #economic potential of extracting raw #minerals from #space for use on Earth or for #InSpaceManufacturing is infinite. The #asteroid ☄️ database Asterank has estimated the resource values for asteroids tracked by #NASA. It claims that the ten closest and most cost-effective #asteroids to mine from #Earth contain around $1.5trn 💰 of natural #resources in today’s economy, which is equivalent to the current annual value of the entire global 🌍 #mining ⚒️ industry.
The current level of investment 💵 into #SpaceExploration and the potential exhaustion of Earth’s resources mean that #AsteroidMining is more of an inevitability than a possibility. https://www.mining-technology.com/comment/asteroid-mining-resource-rich-developing-economies/
After a seven-year odyssey, #NASA's #OSIRISREx spacecraft drops off an #asteroid sample and gets set to study another noteworthy asteroid. https://www.geekwire.com/2023/nasa-osiris-rex-sample-asteroid/ #Space
"NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Capsule Secured in Utah Clean Room" by @NASA / @NASASolarSystem - #Asteroid rock samples will be stored with inert nitrogen gas to prevent chemical reaction/contamination from atmospheric oxygen & water vapor. https://blogs.nasa.gov/osiris-rex/2023/09/24/nasas-osiris-rex-capsule-secured-in-utah-clean-room/ #NASA #OSIRISREx #astronomy
"#NASA’s #OSIRISREx probe delivers sample of asteroid - and moves on to next target" by @GeekWire / @alanboyle - Successful recovery of #asteroid #Bennu sample capsule in Utah. Probe continues in space to asteroid #Apophis. https://www.geekwire.com/2023/nasa-osiris-rex-sample-asteroid/ #LowFlyingRocks #astronomy
News at 6PM: #NASA's #asteroid dust sample has landed on Earth, potentially offering clues to our planet's formation. In the #UK, a review of armed policing has been ordered and costs of HS2 are under scrutiny. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues with a humanitarian crisis unfolding. Aid is being delivered by the Red Cross. Elsewhere, Haiti faces gang violence leading to a humanitarian crisis, while Kosovo sees tensions rise following an attack blamed on Serbia. #BBC #News
Saying I’m old without saying I’m old, NASA edition:
I miss the days when, during live events, we could just listen to flight controllers and laconic public affairs officers rather than having a “Happy Talk”-style presentation. (Seems people who care about this don’t need to hear all this drivel.)
OSIRIS-REx bringt Gestein von Asteroid Bennu zur Erde
Nach sieben Jahren im All bringt die NASA-Sonde OSIRIS-Rex eine Bodenprobe des Asteroiden Bennu zur Erde. Davon versprechen sich Forschende wichtige Erkenntnisse über die Entstehungsgeschichte des Sonnensystems.
NASA effort to bring home asteroid rocks will end this weekend in triumph or a crash.
NPR reports: "If all goes as planned, on Sunday morning a bell-shaped space capsule the size of a mini-fridge will come screaming down through the atmosphere toward a Utah desert."
Well... this is cool.
Don’t miss our Live Coverage of the arrival of the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule on Earth. The OSIRIS-REx Mission collected samples from the Asteroid Bennu and supplied a capsule that returns these samples to Earth. The capsule will land in Utah.
Our live coverage will start Sunday, September 24th 2023 at 16:00 CEST
🐤 coming soon
In just a few days, on 24 September, it will deliver the asteroid sample back to Earth.
This is a complicated manoeuvre. The spacecraft will not land, but will release instead the asteroid probe via a capsule.
Here is how it will all work:
Asteroid behaving unexpectedly after Nasa's deliberate Dart crash
"However, using their school telescope, a team of children and their teacher Jonathan Swift at Thacher School in California have found that more than a month after the collision, Dimorphos' orbit continuously slowed after impact... which is unusual and unexpected."
Asteroid behaving unexpectedly after Nasa's deliberate Dart crash
"Using their school telescope, a team of children and their teacher Jonathan Swift at Thacher School in California have found that more than a month after the collision, Dimorphos' orbit continuously slowed after impact... which is unusual and unexpected."
Cool work by everyone.
After #NASA’s #DART mission slammed into #asteroid #Dimorphous in September 2022, #scientists determined the impact caused tons of rock to be ejected from the small asteroid’s surface. But more importantly, DART’s impact altered Dimorphos’ #orbital period, decreasing it by about 33 minutes.
Today I learned, the common metric unit of asteroid size is: beaver. Why that one was almost 2 centabeavers. ☄️🦫😝
With 2 telescopes in Hawaiʻi, 1 in Chile and 1 in South Africa, a new system called ATLAS scans for "potentially hazardous asteroids" (PHAs). It's discovered 2350 so far, and another 3000 are estimated to be out there.
A researcher says no PHA discovered so far will hit Earth for at least the next few decades.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its engines for about 63 seconds today to slightly thrust itself onto a course closer to Earth: https://blogs.nasa.gov/osiris-rex/2023/07/26/nasas-osiris-rex-spacecraft-adjusts-course-to-get-closer-to-earth/ - tracking data indicate #osirisrex changed its velocity, which includes speed and direction, by 2 kilometers per hour, a tiny but critical shift; without course adjustments like this one the spacecraft would not get close enough to Earth on Sept. 24 to drop off its sample of #asteroid #Bennu.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has left a vast field of rubble strewn around asteroid Dimorphos, Hubble images show.
By Ben Turner, July 22, 2023
"The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the gory aftermath of the first-ever intentional collision between a spacecraft and an asteroid, revealing a debris field of at least 37 'boulders"' flung thousands of miles into space.
"On Sept. 26, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft disintegrated as it smashed into the asteroid #Dimorphos, which is 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth, successfully changing the asteroid's trajectory.
"Now, by using Hubble to study the impact, astronomers have found that DART's roughly 14,540 mph (23,400 km/h) impact on the asteroid produced a 'swarm of boulders.' The rocks, which range from 3 to 22 feet (0.9 to 6.7 meters) in diameter, were most likely shaken loose from the asteroid's surface during the impact. The researchers published their findings July 20 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters."
Remember, the #earth has had several mass #extinction events: one caused by #algae, one caused by #trees, one caused by an #asteroid, and several caused by earth itself in the form of #volcanoes. Quit acting like earth and life are so precious and delicate, and that #humans are so alien and uniquely terrible. We are doing what #life has always done, and we can not end this planet. To think so is #egotistical and #anthropocentric.
TFW you sell the first two prints of your DART mission painting, think the buyer’s name seems vaguely familiar, and Google tells you they’re one of the co-investigators of the #DARTmission 😱😱😱
(Want your own? https://drose.studio/shop/dart-approaching-dimorphos-print/)
@nasa #jhuapl #spaceart #spaceartist #watercolor #watercolorart #nasa #asteroid #dimorphos #PlanetaryScience #PlanetaryArt #AstroArt #SciArt #MastoArt #MastoArtists #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #ArtMatters #ArtistsOfMastodon #artistatwork
Astronomie: Für 1000 Jahre keine globale Gefahr durch Asteroideneinschlag
Asteroiden mit einem Durchmesser von einem Kilometer und mehr könnten die Menschheit auslöschen. In den nächsten 1000 Jahren droht aber keine solche Kollision.
After closest approach 37.90%
< 24 hours before 20.70%
up to 7 days before 34.50%
> one week before 6.90%
> 7 weeks before 0.00%
> one year before 0.00%
List of #asteroid #close approaches to #Earth 🌏 in 📆 2023 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_asteroid_close_approaches_to_Earth_in_2023
Picture : :ccby: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2020_QG_flyby_spinview.gif
The shortage of rides recently prompted the #ESA 🇪🇺 to purchase two American launches.
#BBC 📆 25 Mar 2023 An #asteroid large enough to destroy 💥 a city 🏙️ has passed between the orbits of the #Earth 🌍 and the #Moon🌙 - luckily for us, missing both. The object, 40 to 90m in diameter, was discovered 📆 a month ago. Velocity about 28,000km/h. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-65061818
Okay where are the non-sensationalized articles about this #asteroid
The first results from ESO telescopes on the DART controlled impact on an asteroid are out! Two teams monitored the aftermath of the collision with two instruments at ESO's Very Large Telescope: MUSE, which breaks up light into its constituent colours, and FORS, which can study polarised light. Both observations provided clues about the composition of the material ejected after the impact.
Check it out: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2303/
📷 ESO/Opitom et al.
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The rock, called #2023DW, now sits atop the #EuropeanSpaceAgency’s Risk List as the only one with a '1' rating on the #TorinoScale, which is used for categorizing the impact hazard of #NearEarthObjects."
'Building blocks of life' recovered from #asteroid Ryugu are older than the solar system itself #aminoacids #astronomy
The Hubble telescope was watching last September when the DART spacecraft crashed into asteroid Dimorphos at 13,000 mph. This was the high-drama result: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2023/news-2023-006#section-id-3 #NASA #asteroid
"Most asteroids – including Dimorphos, as it turns out – are rubble piles tenuously held together by gravity. So when DART hit it, between 0.3 and 0.5 per cent of the asteroid’s mass came flying off in a huge plume of ejecta. This plume amplified the momentum transferred from the spacecraft to the asteroid by a factor of 3.6." #asteroid
A quick rundown of asteroid hazards by size.
The big ones are much easier to spot, but even 20-30 meter wide asteroids (most of them still undiscovered) can cause significant local/regional damage. https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2018/06/Asteroid_danger_explained#.Y_MEf0kSVgg.link #asteroid #impact