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Technion researchers are partners in the HERA space mission: first attempt in history to divert an asteroid from its orbit
The Osiris-Rex probe returns to Earth small samples of the asteroid Beno, a "real small world" for analysis
The Vera Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will revolutionize solar system science by discovering a population of previously undiscovered interstellar comets and asteroids passing through our cosmic neighborhood
The researchers based their work on previous observational data that showed the asteroid is primarily a mixture of three components: metal, low-iron pyroxene and carbonaceous chondrite. A laboratory experiment led the researchers to the conclusion that the density of the asteroid is low. A NASA spacecraft is expected to reach it by 2026
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