Not wanting to keep up with colleagues from the European Space Agency, NASA is going to send the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to the asteroid Bennu for rock samples for research. This asteroid is a kind of time machine that will give scientists a unique opportunity to learn more about the origin and development of the solar system.
In Egyptian mythology, Bennu is a magic bird that escaped from the heart of the god Osiris. Not surprisingly, the spacecraft that went to the small near-Earth asteroid Bennu was named OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resours Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer).
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NASA specialists have prepared a very beautiful six-minute video film about the solar system and the difficult life of the asteroid Bennu, as well as the OSIRIS-REх space mission.
The mysterious beauty of space has long attracted both ordinary people and scientists. Will not leave anyone indifferent incredibly beautiful video of Earth taken from space.