Category: Sample collection on asteroids, the Moon, Mars…

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OSIRIS-REx and the asteroid Bennu : all you need to know and news

OSIRIS-REx orbits less than one kilometer from Bennu – News of June 18, 2019 – The solar system continues to reveal its secrets. Comets and asteroids are exploration targets increasingly studied by space agencies. NASA has thus dedicated the OSIRIS-REx space probe to the asteroid Bennu, a Type C near-Earth object of about 500 meters…
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Hayabusa 2 and the asteroid Ryugu : all you need to know and news

Ryugu impact crater is twice as big as expected – News of May 28, 2019 – On April 5, 2019, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 fired a penetrator at the asteroid Ryugu it has been studying since last summer. A simple copper plate was accelerated by an explosive charge before striking the asteroid at more…
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