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NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx takes some breathtaking images of Earth during its ‘flyby’

NASA’s visionary unmanned spacecraft OSIRIS-REx recently got a gravitational slingshot for its journey towards the Sun orbiting asteroid, Bennu. On September 22, the fuel-saving Earth gravity-assist maneuver was done to alter the trajectory of OSIRIS-REx and the gravity boost would make the spacecraft move towards Bennu’s orbital plane without any …

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Giant asteroid zoomed dangerously close to Earth

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An asteroid which was as big as 10 African elephants whizzed past the Earth at half the distance of the Earth from the Moon, while the major part of the world was blissfully unaware of how close to apocalypse humanity was. If the asteroid had hit the Earth, the consequence …

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