From BENNU with Love | Hello, Bennu!

The Challenge | Hello, Bennu!

Tell the world about the asteroid named Bennu.

From BENNU with Love

The "WHY" behind the OSIRIS-Rex Mission!

From BENNU with Love

•2016: NASA sends OSIRIS Rex into space

•2020: Successful landing?

•The mission: recover material from the regolith

•Regolith?The rock blanket (ice, dust, etc..)covering the surface of BENNU


•What is the composition?

•What can it tell us about the beginnings of our own planet?

•What was Earth, before atmosphere and geological features changed it forever?

•Bennu: an Egyptian icon of rebirth

•Asteroids contain metals that shaped our present and will design our future

•Asteroid mining = trillion dollar business•A more special asteroid than most-it’s close…

•…maybe too close

•Bennuis 500m wide, taller than the Empire State building

•And predicted to hit Earth in 150years

•An asteroid this size = chaos

•Worst case scenario? Mass extinction

•Find out all about our friendly neighborhood asteroid, of course!

•In2023, OSIRIS Rex returns with its precious cargo

•Then we can uncover:

•Rebirth of our species?

•Or utter destruction?


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