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First close-up look shows asteroid Bennu is a holey watery world
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission arrived at Bennu on 3 December, and its first results show that the asteroid is chock-full of water and covered in huge boulders
OSIRIS-REx Finds Water On Asteroid Bennu
Recently analyzed data from NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu....
News brief: OSIRIS-REx finds water on Bennu
OSIRIS-REx team members held a press briefing today at the 2018 American Geophysical Union meeting, and announced that the mission has already found water on asteroid Bennu.
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space
More than 18 billion kilometers from home, Voyager 2 has become the second probe to break through the heliopause, a tenuous boundary between the solar system and the rest of the Galaxy. The post Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
News brief: Voyager 2 has passed beyond the heliopause
Voyager 2 is now outside the reach of the solar wind, traveling in the interstellar medium. Unlike Voyager 1, Voyager 2 has a working plasma spectrometer so will be doing exciting new science. It is expected to last another 5 to 10 years, though not with all instruments operating.
NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.
Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world’s highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people. As climate change takes a grip and glaciers lose mass, one might think that, lubricated by more meltwater, they flow more quickly. However, satellite images from over the last 30 years show that it isn’t as simple as that.
Viewing the Approach of SpaceX's Dragon to the Space Station
International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst viewed SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft chasing the orbital laboratory on Dec. 8, 2018 and took a series of photos.
Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman Donates Artifacts for EAA Exhibit
Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman's personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.