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#1 hazelm

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:44 AM

https://www.sciencem...&et_cid=2725816

 

It is an interesting article about the problems with searching the asteroid Bennu.  However, in my book, NASA gets a gold medal for length of exploration titles:

 

"Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer"  (OSIRIS-REx)

 

Thank goodness for the possibility of acronyms.  I'll bet it takes talent to work those out and still stay on track.  :-)


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#2 Flummoxed

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:49 AM

https://www.sciencem...&et_cid=2725816

 

It is an interesting article about the problems with searching the asteroid Bennu.  However, in my book, NASA gets a gold medal for length of exploration titles:

 

"Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer"  (OSIRIS-REx)

 

Thank goodness for the possibility of acronyms.  I'll bet it takes talent to work those out and still stay on track.  :-)

 

I hope they don't inadvertently change its orbit. They might have to change its name to OSIRIS WRECKS  :)


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#3 Moronium

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:54 AM

Nice pun, Flum.



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:09 PM

I hope they don't inadvertently change its orbit. They might have to change its name to OSIRIS WRECKS  :)

Right.  And, from what little I understand about gravity, the possibility is worth at least a thought. Bennu is small, isn't it?  Or maybe Bennu will shoot down OSIRIS with those pennies.  The old ad - "it isn't nice to fool with mother nature - has a pound of truth to it.