Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Science of OSIRIS-REx

Space reports that NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft began studying the Bennu near-Earth asteroid Monday, according to an announcement by mission team members.
According to a tweet by OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta, the spacecraft’s team planned to “start our first science observations...searching for dust plumes around Bennu.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Egypt opens a 4000-year old tomb to the public! (video)

Egypt allowed the public to visit a 4000-year old tomb in the Saqqara necropolis near Giza for the first time. 

The move on Saturday came as part of a bid to promote tourism after falling visitor numbers in the country, which suffered following political upheaval in 2011 and the downing of a Russian plane in 2015.