Category | Bennu Mappers

By Susie Murph on June 18, 2019 in

The #DailySpace brings you the universe at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 5pm GMT on twitch.tv/CosmoQuestX. Today’s #spacenews includes: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/17/18682578/nasa-osiris-rex-asteroid-sampling-mission-closest-orbit-bennu In our continuing news on Bennu, we are pleased to announce the mission has made it into a circular orbit just 680 m above the surface of this little asteroid. To put that in […]

By StarStryder on May 23, 2019 in

Yesterday we launched a new project on CosmoQuest: Bennu Mappers! http://Bennu.cosmoquest.org]  It’s been 3 years in the making and we are so pleased to finally share it with you. In 2015, I was asked if CosmoQuest could lay out a plan to help OSIRIS-REx select a rock it could safely bring home. Of course I […]

By Susie Murph on May 22, 2019 in

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission is asking the public to help find the best place on asteroid Bennu to collect a sample for return to Earth for study. You can help by going to Bennu.cosmoquest.org and marking the locations of small rocks, boulders, and craters in high resolution images. In addition to finding safe places to grab […]