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Merc14

OSIRIS-Rex fly-by today

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A NASA spacecraft will zoom past Earth today (Sept. 22) on its way to a distant asteroid, and you can give the probe a proper send-off.

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will cruise within just 10,500 miles (17,000 kilometers) of Earth at 12:52 p.m. EDT (1652 GMT) today, using our planet's gravity to slingshot itself toward the 1,640-foot-wide (500 meters) asteroid Bennu.

NASA is encouraging folks around the world to wave at OSIRIS-REx as it goes by today — and to post photos of themselves doing this on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #HelloOSIRISREx. (You can tag the mission as well; its handle is @OSIRISREx.) [OSIRIS-REx: NASA's Asteroid Sample-Return Mission in Pictures]

If you have a telescope with an aperture of 8 inches (20 centimeters) or larger, you may even be able to get a glimpse of the spacecraft, which will approach Earth at about 19,000 mph (30,600 km/h) and make its closest pass over Antarctica.

 

https://www.space.com/38230-nasa-osiris-rex-earth-flyby-today.html?utm_content=bufferc7ed6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

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23 minutes ago, Merc14 said:

which will approach Earth at about 19,000 mph (30,600 km/h) and make its closest pass over Antarctica.

Are you not worried it's going to crash into the dome? A chunk could fall on us! 

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1 hour ago, I'mConvinced said:

Are you not worried it's going to crash into the dome? A chunk could fall on us! 

Image result for duck and cover warning sign

 

 

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