Spacecraft on an asteroid which is 200 million miles away: Will have to Know the secrets of the solar system, how life came into being
By Sadman sad
There are about 1 million asteroids in the solar system. ‘Benu’ is one of them. This asteroid looks like a nut. Its age is 4.5 billion years. Lori Glaze, a scientist at NASA’s Planetary Science, said that if we knew about this asteroid, we would know a lot about Earth’s origin. How this solar system was formed can also be known.
This time NASA’s spacecraft set foot on that asteroid. The spacecraft is shaped like a long bus. Scientists believe that this will help re-identify the asteroid Benu, which is far away from the Earth. It flew into space in 2016 via the Atlas V rocket. Then before the asteroid touches the ground, it continues to search for the right place to land. After running that search, it landed on the asteroid.
If the spacecraft returns to Earth, it will be NASA’s most significant success in recent times. Scientists believe that many mysteries can be solved by collecting information about the asteroid, understanding where the solar system came from and how life came into being.
Scientists say the spacecraft has already set foot on the asteroid. The vehicle has also started collecting various materials from there. It can collect the highest 2 kg of material.
When it returns to Earth in 2023, many unknown facts may become clear to scientists by observing that material. Usually, there are countless such asteroids scattered in different parts of the solar system.
People have only been able to come up with ideas about their components. It is thought that these asteroids may contain many valuable elements. There may be mud, soil, and water.