advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
We're doomed now: NASA opened the un-openable bottle...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: January 13, 2024 07:13PM
Didn't see this posted:

[www.cnn.com]

Two stubborn fasteners trapped invaluable material sampled from an asteroid — but after a monthslong process, it has finally been released, NASA announced Thursday.

The space agency already harvested about 2.5 ounces (70 grams) of rocks and dust from its OSIRIS-REx mission, which traveled nearly 4 billion miles to collect the unprecedented sample from the near-Earth asteroid called Bennu.

... To address the issue, NASA said two tools were created from surgical steel — “the hardest metal approved for use in the pristine curation gloveboxes.”

Before tackling the stuck fasteners, a team at Johnson Space Center tested the tools in a “rehearsal lab,” slowly amping up the torque applied to ensure the new tools could successfully remove the unyielding clasps.

As of Thursday afternoon, NASA said the trapped sample material had not yet been revealed. A “few additional disassembly steps” remain, according to the space agency. After taking those steps, the hidden cache can be photographed, extracted and weighed, NASA said.




Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: We're doomed now: NASA opened the un-openable bottle...
Posted by: steve...
Date: January 13, 2024 09:01PM
This seems like a good thing but why are we doomed? Is it in reference to an Andromeda Strain* scenario?

*A movie about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin




Northern California Coast
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: We're doomed now: NASA opened the un-openable bottle...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: January 13, 2024 09:17PM
Quote
steve...
This seems like a good thing but why are we doomed? Is it in reference to an Andromeda Strain* scenario?

*A movie about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin

If you will.

Or any old story featuring a genie or djinn or an over-curious person with a locked box.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: We're doomed now: NASA opened the un-openable bottle...
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 14, 2024 11:23AM
pheh!

now you're gonna tell me the moon landing wasn't faked, written and directed by Kubrick & Serling & Roddenberry & Lucille Ball ?



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: We're doomed now: NASA opened the un-openable bottle...
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 14, 2024 07:34PM
Quote
Tiangou
Quote
steve...
This seems like a good thing but why are we doomed? Is it in reference to an Andromeda Strain* scenario?

*A movie about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin

If you will.

Or any old story featuring a genie or djinn or an over-curious person with a locked box.

I think NASA had to deal with a problem like this back in the 1960s too.

Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 115
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020