Asteroid

01.01.19
NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu

The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body orbited by a spacecraft.

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12.10.18
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid
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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid

NASA's explorer could provide insights into the early Solar System.

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10.11.18
Hayabusa2 probe landing delayed due to rugged asteroid surface
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Hayabusa2 probe landing delayed due to rugged asteroid surface

The landing will happen in January, rather than later this month.

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07.02.18
The wreckage of a few ancient planets formed the asteroid belt
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The wreckage of a few ancient planets formed the asteroid belt

A new study finds 85 percent of the asteroid belt came from five or six planetoids.

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