Asteroid Arrival, Alaska Aftershocks and Tyson’s Denial
The Week Ahead: Yet another NASA space probe, OSIRIS-REx, is on schedule to arrive Monday at Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid. And on Friday, Congress faces a new deadline for budget legislation — possibly stymied by presidential demands for border wall funding — to avert a government shutdown.
Know This: Dozens of aftershocks have rattled Anchorage, Alaska, since Friday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which broke up roadways but caused no known deaths. Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has denied sexual misconduct allegations that appeared in an online magazine and welcomed an investigation by Fox and National Geograpic, which air his Cosmos TV series. And yesterday Mexico inaugurated its new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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