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OSIRIS-REx collects significant amount of asteroid material

Submit on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 22:57

Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 60 grams of the asteroid’s surface material. However, the lid for the collector at the end of the probe’s arm where the fragments are being stored has been slightly wedged open by larger rocks, creating a leak.

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