Image: LADEE: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer..Image Credit: NASA..
Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
; in re: Osiris Rex visits Nightingale on asteroid Bennu. Secured an unexpectedly large sample; now have got the sample head inside the return capsule and sealed it. Will head for Earth in March 2021, arrive in Sept 2023. Had to cancel intended manoeuvers, incl a spin that would have told us how much material is there: proto-Solar System dust! Ryugu/Hayabusa 2: created a crater to open up the interior of the asteroid to find inside material. This upset the asteroid for a thirty-meter radius. “Philae is a robotic European Space Agency lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it separated to land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko” It bounced once; have reviewed and one of Philae’s arms actually was held there for almost two minutes; left several different impacts. Have decided that the comet is “frothy” – more so than a cappuccino. Density of Styrofoam. A bright meteor that burned over Western Alaska on 15 Oct; set off regional sensors designed to monitor volcanic eruptions. Have we found China’s landing sites on Mars? Utopia Plantatia. We have high-res pix of that location; China removed its coordinates from media.