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Asteroid approach, Science operations begin!
stevesliva
post Aug 13 2019, 01:59 PM
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Granted it's in bold at the bottom of the release, but I almost missed it... this web-media feature has a bunch of imagery and discussion and analysis of all four sites:
https://www.asteroidmission.org/candidate-sample-sites/
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post Aug 13 2019, 05:22 PM
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Time to update my map.

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post Aug 29 2019, 07:07 PM
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Nice animation (and explanation) HERE of the four possible sites (definitely do a full screen on this).

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post Oct 1 2019, 01:10 AM
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Surprisingly regular pattern of cracks on Bennu's boulder ( from this picture ).

The beauty of natural physical processes common in the Universe...
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post Dec 12 2019, 04:51 PM
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The down selection to a primary and backup sampling site could occur as early as today.

In the meantime here are a couple of article links. One is an update and another is about a close call that almost postponed the sampling a great deal.

LINK: The midst of selection

LINK: Engineers pull off rescue !!!

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NASA will announce the primary sample site, as well as a backup, on Dec. 12. Two final reconnaissance flyovers at even lower altitudes beginning in January will allow the OSIRIS-REx team to collect final, detailed images of these sites.


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post Dec 13 2019, 02:25 PM
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It will be Nightingale. Osprey is the backup site.

Spaceflight Now Article: NASA selects sites on Bennu
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