101955 Bennu

Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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Christopher K.
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101955 Bennu

Post by Christopher K. » July 29th, 2016, 3:47 pm

This assuming little thing will be the target of an amazing attempt (for the first time in human history) to recover material from the surface of an asteroid and return that material to Earth.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/bennus-journey
https://www.ll.mit.edu/news/asteroidname-bennu.html

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