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  • Two Pieces of a Cosmic Puzzle: Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx

    Two Pieces of a Cosmic Puzzle: Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx
    June 22, 2018 -
    It began with dust. Before there were asteroids, or planets, or people – about 4.6 billion years ago – a cloud of dust and gas swirled in the cosmos. At the center, a star began to form. With heat and shock waves, clumps of this...

  • Asteroid Bennu, as Seen from Earth

    Asteroid Bennu, as Seen from Earth
    May 1, 2018 -
    When Asteroid Bennu was discovered on Sept. 11, 1999 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research project (LINEAR), it was called 1999 RQ36 -- a provisional designation assigned by the Minor Planet Center. After follow-up observations...

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