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Citizen Science Project: TargetAsteroids!

NASA has announced new citizen science project called Target Asteroids! where it will recruit amateur astronomers to monitor asteroids to support the OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission (which amongst other things will return wit a sample of asteroid).You can read the press release here, and go direct to the Target Asteroids! site here.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission goes to development

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (2 years ago)

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission took a step closer to reality on Wednesday, as the OSIRIS-REx project was cleared for development and testing. Scheduled to launch in 2016, the mission passed a series of detailed project ... Read Post

NASA's asteroid sample return mission moves into development

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016. Read Post

NASA's Voyage to Asteroid Bennu --"A Pristine Time Capsule of Our Origins" (VIDEO)

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (9 hours ago)

Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early solar system. "Bennu's Journey," a... Read Post


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