December 4, 2018
NASA prepares a mission to investigate the rocks of the so-called "Armageddon". The Osiris-Rex Probe will return to our world only in 2023.
Location hazards are a concern for these NASA And for this reason the work of the National Administration of Aeronautics and Place of the United States celebrated the demolition of the probe OSIRIS-REX In the orbit of Bennu, An asteroid that represents a danger to the earth.
The planetoid was due to its trajectory, and has been renamed as the "asteroid death" and the asteroid "Armageddon", although from the Space Agency they say that the objective of this mission is mainly scientific.
OSIRIS-REX He took a two-year trip to get from Earth to the orbit Bennu. There he will investigate his country for two years and collect at least 60 grams between soil and rocks. Therefore, the ship will pack the samples into a capsule and return to our planet in 2023, where it is expected to fall into the Utah desert.
Bennu It attracts the earth every six years and has a high enough chance to impact it at the end of the XXI century. Unlike the most asteroids that surround the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, it is almost across our planet.
According to the research carried out by NASA, Bennu Could go closer to the Earth than the Moon in 2135 and the risk would increase significantly between 2175 and 2195. However, it is estimated that this is very unlikely to fall and the data of the probe OSIRIS-REX It would be a much more precise way to divert the asteroids.
Among its features is composed of "Regalith"And it has a diameter of 492 meters, which is slightly greater than the height of the Empire State Building in New York City, and rotates once every 4.3 hours.