Osiris-Rex Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid

Osiris-Rex has attempted to collect a sample from Bennu's surface.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
HOUSTON—Flying autonomously more than 208 million mi. from Earth, NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft made brief, successful contact with the boulder-strewn surface of the asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20, according to data from the probe received by the mission operations and science teams at 6:13 p.m. EDT. The...

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