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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/mysterious-asteroid-activity-complicates-nasa-s-sampling-attempts?utm_campaign=news_daily_2019-03-20&et_rid=432455128&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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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/mysterious-asteroid-activity-complicates-nasa-s-sampling-attempts?utm_campaign=news_daily_2019-03-20&et_rid=432455128&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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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.

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