NASA's Latest Project Has Been Fascinating Me

The NASA probe OSIRIS-REx has just reached its destination, the asteroid Bennu.  This is the smallest object mankind has ever orbited.  Bennu is only about a quarter mile in diameter and if I did my math right, I would weight about 1/2000th of a pound if I were standing on it!  I'm thinking 'escape velocity' would be achieved while jumping rope on the surface!  :-)

 
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