NASA Johnson builds labs to study new asteroid samples, cosmic mysteries

Credit: Space Daily- Published on October 21, 2020

Houston TX (SPX) Oct 21, 2020 When the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches asteroid Bennu, it will capture NASA's first sample from an asteroid and provide rare specimens for research that scientists hope will help them shed light on the many mysteries of our solar system's formation. The sample is scheduled for...

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Published on October 21, 2020 -  01:08
NASA spacecraft collects sample from an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth|Oneindia News
A NASA spacecraft touches an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth in agency’s first sample return attempt. A NASA spacecraft successfully made a brief stop on an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect a sample from its surface. The Osiris-Rex craft was attempting to collect a handful of rubble from the asteroid Bennu, which scientists say contains the building blocks of our solar system. It dropped out of orbit late on Tuesday and began a four and half hour descent to the boulder-covered surface of the space rock. If successful, Osiris-Rex will return the samples to Earth in 2023. #NASA #OsirisRexCraft #AsteroidBennu

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