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impact that created the asteroid Bennu
2014-11-19 08:53:55

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.

Public Invited By NASA To Send Names On An Asteroid Mission And Beyond
2014-01-15 14:41:32

NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to the asteroid Bennu in 2016.

Bennu Asteroid Mission Countdown Begins
2013-12-10 15:52:08

NASA announced that it had started the countdown for OSIRIS-REx, the space agency’s mission to collect a physical sample from a distant asteroid.

NASA Asteroid Mining Mission
2013-08-09 12:28:02

NASA announced yesterday that it will be launching a spacecraft in 2016 with the intent of laying the groundwork for future expeditions to mine asteroids.

NASA Moving Forward With Plans To Sample Asteroids
2013-05-17 05:49:00

NASA said it is moving forward with its plan to send a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring back a sample to Earth. It will begin preparations for a launch in 2016, with a rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in 2018.

Asteroid Subject Of Future NASA Mission Gets New Name
2013-05-02 04:56:09

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, scheduled to be launched in 2016, will touch down on an asteroid in 2018. Then, after collecting samples from the surface, the probe will rocket back to Earth, returning its find to be studied by terrestrial scientists by 2023.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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