|“Plumes Erupting From an Asteroid’s Surface” NASA get shocked|
You probably think of the asteroids as the root space rocks.
But NASA just announced that one of its spaceships has made a surprising discovery: "particle degradation" is being caused by the surface of a large asteroid named Bennu and while the description of the search is still blurred, it can suggest That some asteroids are much more dynamic and are deemed poorly than before.
Plims have been discovered by a NASA spacecraft named OSIRIS-REX, which started orbiting Bennu on December 31. It is not yet clear what NASA has so far released in which evictions can be included, but the space agency said that while some plum came out of order to escape completely from Bannu, others would get asteroid Was removed from gravity and appeared to rest on its surface again.
"Discovering Plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career," said Dante Loreta, a key investigator on the OSIRIS-REX mission in Tucson's University of Arizona, in a press release. "And the rugged terrain went against all our predictions. Bennu is already amazing us, and our exciting journey is just starting now. "
In addition to expressing surprise over the drains, many NASA scientists praised OSIRIS-REx and its team's performance - and hoped that in 2023 the spacecraft will get answers to more questions on returning to Earth.
"Up-closing investigation of the first three months of OSIRIS-REX has reminded us that Lori Glaze, executive director of the Planetary Science Division of NASA headquarters in Washington, has said what the search is - surprises, quick thinking, and flexibility. "We study asteroids like Bennu to learn about the origin of the solar system. The sample of OSIRIS-REx will help us answer the biggest questions that we have come from. "
“Plumes Erupting From an Asteroid’s Surface” NASA get shocked Reviewed by Know It All on March 20, 2019 Rating: