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NASA OSIRIS-REx Probe to contact asteroid Bennu and collect samples next month

NASA OSIRIS-REx Probe to contact asteroid Bennu and collect samples next month

According to NASA, OSIRIS-REx, the robotic spacecraft, is set to descend to asteroid Bennu’s boulder strewn surface on the 20th of October after a four-year-long journey. Rock and dust samples will be collected when the spacecraft contacts the asteroid for 5 to 10 seconds. The asteroid is thought to date back to the time of Earth’s formation and could help scientists understand its development.

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Joseph R
Joseph R 0 months

This is incredible! While I didn’t know about the spacecraft’s launch, four years ago, I look forward to its return to Earth!

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