NASA’s Asteroid Mission could be the reason our planet will be saved from dangerous asteroid impacts, in the future. On September 8, the space agency launched OSIRIS-Rex mission, which will collect rock and sample from the Bennu asteroid. The target is circling the sun and it was included on the list of potentially dangerous asteroids.
- NASA’s Asteroid Mission could save the Earth from dangerous asteroid impacts.
- OSIRIS-Rex has the mission to find out more about how life developed. Moreover, it could gain information about asteroids.
OSIRIS-REx comes from Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security- Regolith Explorer. Even though the purpose of this mission was to find out more the origin of life, there could be more. According to the researchers, it could also help researchers discover more about how to prevent an asteroid collision.
Edward Beshore, the investigator for the mission, said that if the asteroid is dangerous for the Earth, the first step would be to gain more information. The good news is that NASA’s Asteroid Mission will be able to do the job. The space agency has the chance to discover more about the asteroid and how dangerous they are for us. For years, people thought that an asteroid will destroy our planet. Every year, we hear researchers who say that there is no hope because an asteroid will hit the Earth.
However, NASA is hoping to find more about them. They want to study the sun’s effect on the orbital path of space rocks. As it is already known, the sun can affect the orbit of a rock and this is how some asteroids could be a threat for us.
NASA has more plans, with the European Space Agency. They want to be able to stop the asteroids before they will impact our planet. There are so many things we still do not know about the Universe. Some people fear of aliens, but the truth is that asteroid are real and they could be a bigger threat. There were some who hit the Earth, in the past. We can’t be sure that this will not happen again, in the future.
OSIRIS-Rex could be the best way to discover more about asteroid and what can be done to avoid an impact. What do you think? Are asteroids a real threat or there are more dangerous things we should be worried about?
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