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During asteroid 2008 OS7's final approach to Earth on February 2, 2024, the agency's Deep Space Radar collected the first detailed images of the stadium-sized asteroid
Groundbreaking research confirms the time of year when an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and 75% of life on Earth
The spacecraft will conduct its survey in infrared. Telescopes on Earth have found most of the nearby objects cataloged so far, but the remaining ones are very difficult to find in visible light
However, no danger is expected from this asteroid - on March 6, astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts watched the transit of the asteroid Apophis, which will return much closer to us in 2029
In the coming week, the engineers and scientists of the mission will try to estimate the size of the collected sample, and if it is smaller than the target of 60 grams, another contact attempt will be made in January
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