Going There, Doing That....Asteroid Bennu

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Going There, Doing That....Asteroid Bennu
Posted by StarFarmer on Monday, January 20, 2014 10:12 PM

Since my family has been on the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity for quite some time, we thought we would divert to asteroid Bennu.  Mars is quite cold and rather boring.  NASA granted us a change of itinerary.

http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/messages/bennu/

 photo MissiontoAsteroidBennu001.jpg

The names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.  Don't worry, Mars is still our second home.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Thanks for the link.  I just sent my grandkids names to Bennu (or will be in 2016).

Big Smile

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by leo731 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:04 PM

Love this.  Thanks too for the opportunity.  We have been to Mars and Earth Orbit so it seems only fair to visit an asteroid too.

Smile, Wink & Grin

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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