Osiris-Rex Starts Long Journey Back To Earth

Asteroid Bennu
Asteroid Bennu
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
HOUSTON—Osiris-Rex, NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, departed Bennu, the primitive Solar System body that has served as the long mission’s home for nearly 2 1/2 years, on May 10. It is carrying a scientific bounty that could help explain how the Earth and other rocky planets obtained...

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