Planetary defence: The Bennu experiment

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Now over the years I have warned you about various asteroids hitting earth.
    However based on the timescales involved in the latest scare some of us will be on the ww2talk memorial wall hall of fame.

    Bennu will come close enough to Earth over the next century to pose a 1 in 2,700 chance of impacting it between 2175 and 2196


    However my loves we might be saved
    Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment
    Date:
    December 7, 2018
    Source:
    NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Summary:
    On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient clump of rubble left over from the formation of our solar system. Ultimately, the spacecraft will pick up a sample of pebbles and dust from Bennu's surface and deliver it to Earth in 2023.
    Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment
     
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