The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released images of the asteroid Bennu, which are derived from their origin spacecraft, spectral interpretation, resource identification, security and lithotripsy detector (OSIRIS-REx), the detector It is scheduled to return to Earth in 2023.
The agency NASA said that the photos showed Bennu in the shape of a crescent, one side of which merged into the darkroom and merged into the darkroom under the pressure of OSIRIS-REx. The asteroid also revealed several secrets of this ancient corpse. It also helps to better understand the structure and surface undulations of gravel. Compared with the results originally observed with ground-based telescopes, the reliefs of the asteroids turned out to be harder and stronger
. The spacecraft will return on May 10, 2021, and is expected to eject a sample capsule and send it along the track to landing in the Utah desert on September 24, 2023. It also carries 60 grams of dust. And fragments of an asteroid, this is the largest specimen collected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since the introduction of lunar rock. To achieve this goal, NASA launched a high-risk operation in October 2020: the probe touched an asteroid for a few seconds.
The compressed nitrogen stream is then released to agitate the dust. Indicates that she was later captured. However, these precious cargoes were finally secured after being placed in a capsule in the center of the spacecraft. NASA said these samples will be transported to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where they will be distributed to laboratories around the world for scientists to study the formation of our solar system and the Earth as habitable planets.
The agency NASA also decided to retain 75% of the sample and leave it to future generations to conduct research using technologies that have not yet been invented or developed.