OSIRIS-REx Current Affairs, GK & News

OSIRIS-REx: NASA Spacecraft starts journey to Earth

The NASA Spacecraft called the “Osiris-Rex” has started a two year long journey back to the earth. The spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu in 2018. It then spent two years flying around it and collected rubbles. Rubbles are rough fragments of brick, stones. About the OSIRIS-Rex The mission was launched to study asteroid Bennu. The mission ..

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe to collect samples from Asteroid Bennu

The United States-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu in 2016. The mission aimed to study Asteroid Bennu and return at least 60 grams of the sample. Highlights After two years of circling, the satellite is to touch the asteroid. The spacecraft has three bottles of nitrogen. This means that ..

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find evidence of water on asteroid Bennu

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has found water locked inside asteroid Bennu. Bennu is too small to have ever hosted liquid water, but this finding does indicate that liquid water was present at some time on Bennu’s parent body, a much larger asteroid. Key Facts Data obtained from spacecraft’s two ..

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NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-REx arrives at its targeted asteroid Bennu after 2-year journey

NASA’s first-ever OSIRIS-REx mission designed to visit asteroid and return sample of its dust back to Earth reached its destination, Bennu, two years after its launch. It will use its suite of five science instruments to study asteroid for the next year and a half. OSIRIS-Rex OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith ..

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft catches its first glimpse of its target Bennu asteroid

NASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx has captured first images of its target asteroid Bennu and began its final approach towards it after almost two-year journey. OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. The first glimpses of targeted asteroid were captured by PolyCam camera OCAMS on board of OSIRIS-Rex from a distance of ..

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