Chondrules may make up a large part of the material in Bennu. "On planets like Earth, the original materials have been profoundly altered by geologic activity and chemical reactions with our atmosphere and water. We think Bennu may be relatively unchanged, so this asteroid is like a time capsule for us to examine," said Beshore. By analyzing the sample collected from Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx team will be able to examine some of the most pristine material to be found anywhere in the solar system
"Yes honey, but an asteroid is like a dingle berry that has broken free. "
"An asteroid is like a bitch-slap to the earth. It's had plenty of those. And will continue to. But to us -- well, we're dead already. Global warming is already bearing down on us, and if that's not an incentive to get the fuck out, don't know what is."
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