NASA Spacecraft Spots Signal of Water on Asteroid Bennu
Gizmodo ---------- NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has already detected evidence of water on its target, the asteroid Bennu, just a week after arriving. The OSIRIS-REx mission’s goals include understanding what kinds of stuff asteroids contain, characterizing Bennu’s motion in case its trajectory ever threatens Earth, and learning about what the Solar System was like in its earliest days. The mission even aims to grab a sample of Bennu and bring it back to Earth for further study. On Monday, NASA announced that OSIRIS-REx has already collected data related to the first and third of those goals by spotting signs of water. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.