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    Default Diamond-shaped asteroid captured by NASA spacecraft stuns scientists



    Using a camera aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, NASA researchers spotted quite a gem last week. This asteroid is literally shaped like a diamond. Researchers were able to capture more than four hours of footage of the asteroid, known as Bennu, from just 122 miles away. You can read more about this, and also see the fantastic video showing a full rotation of the asteroid here, at:
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    Default Re: Diamond-shaped asteroid captured by NASA spacecraft stuns scientists

    Thats really cool! To me it looks like a giant charcoal briquette! Lol! Bill
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    Default Re: Diamond-shaped asteroid captured by NASA spacecraft stuns scientists

    Thanks Marshall,

    Man, in space distance, 122 miles is like a couple of feet away!

    I am no asteroid expert, but Bennu has a different look than any asteroid I have seen.

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    Default Re: Diamond-shaped asteroid captured by NASA spacecraft stuns scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by burris View Post
    Thats really cool! To me it looks like a giant charcoal briquette! Lol! Bill
    Hi Bill. Leave it to you think of food. Well, we do need the charcoal to cook NGC 3628, the Hamburger Galaxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hi Bill. Leave it to you think of food. Well, we do need the charcoal to cook NGC 3628, the Hamburger Galaxy.
    Hey, I am just a growing boy! Lol! Bill
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