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Stunning Images Show NASA’s Attempt at Scooping Samples From an Asteroid – Gizmodo Australia

Images captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx show the spacecraft’s sample head touching the surface of asteroid Bennu, which then became enveloped in a cloudy burst of…

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Images captured by NASAs OSIRIS-REx show the spacecrafts sample head touching the surface of asteroid Bennu, which then became enveloped in a cloudy burst of dust and rock. The team now has to figure out how much surface material was collected, if any, but these images are being taken as a very positive sign.
On Tuesday, OSIRIS-REx made contact with Bennu, an 548.64 m-wide asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth, marking NASAs first attempt at collecting an asteroid sample. Preliminary…

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