NASA Sample Return Probe Reaches Asteroid Bennu

Credit: Bennu: NASA/Lockheed Martin
Osiris-Rex, NASA’s first-ever attempt at an asteroid sample return, reached the 1,640-ft.-wide near Earth object known as Bennu as scheduled on Dec. 3. The spacecraft, which begin its approach phase in August, completed a 20-sec. propulsion maneuver at 12:08 p.m. EST that slowed the probe’s velocity...

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