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NASA gets up close and personal with space rock Bennu

NASA’s asteroid sampling OSIRIS-REx probe took a dive toward one of its sample collection sites and sent back a gorgeous image. The site is called Osprey, and it’s a backup for the probe >>

Ancient humans saw an asteroid apocalypse first-hand

An asteroid or comet completely wiped out the ancient human settlement of Abu Hureyra.  The impact is likely part of a larger cosmic impact event that triggered the rapid cooling of Earth.  The >>

NASA was forced to rename an asteroid because of Nazis

Earlier this year, NASA’s New Horizons probe visited a very special space rock. It was a momentous occasion, especially since the rock turned out to be two distinct objects that drifted together over >>