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Asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-Rex mission

2018-09-17 - The asteroid Bennu is nearly 500 metres in diameter and circles the Sun once every 436 Earth days. Composed of residual pebbles and stones from the formation of planets, the asteroid Bennu has remained mostly unchanged for 4.6 billion years, which makes it a good subject to study to understand the evolution of the solar system. The Canadian Space Agency is collaborating with NASA on the OSIRIS-REx mission to bring a sample of the asteroid back to Earth.

As part of their collaboration for the 2018 edition of Science Literacy Week, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) joined forces with Microfiches to create a series of five posters about space projects. The texts were written by the Canadian Space Agency and visually interpreted by Canadian artists.

Download a PDF version of this poster (11 in x 17 in) 1.67 MB. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Microfiches, Diane Obomsawin)

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Image size: 3525 x 2625 pixels
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Photo taken on September 17, 2018

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