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October 27, 2020

Touchdown on Bennu was just the beginning

This last week marked a monumental achievement by NASA: a controlled touchdown on asteroid Bennu some 200 million miles away — with hoped-for sample retrieval to be returned to Earth, the first extraterrestrial material to do so (excepting meteorites) since the final Apollo mission in 1972.

Fast forward to the 2060s, when mining colonies abound in the asteroid belt and on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

Can't make it?

No worries: for you (and me) there's "The Expanse," a superb series much of whose action takes place in the asteroid belt, whose residents style themselves "belters."  

Best news of the day?

After four seasons, Amazon renewed the show for a fifth season, which is set to premiere on December 16, 2020.

October 27, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

The show follows the books pretty closely. It makes it easier to understand when you have read it. I'm past the point of the book at the moment, so I stopped watching until I read the next book.

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Oct 27, 2020 10:10:33 AM

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