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NASA spacecraft makes historic strive to snag samples of asteroid Bennu

NASA spacecraft makes historic strive to snag samples of asteroid Bennu

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Home News Spaceflight For the first time ever, a NASA probe has performed a sample-snagging operation on an asteroid in deep residence.The company's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft spiraled down to the floor of the cessation to-Earth asteroid Bennu this afternoon (Oct. 20) to take hang of field cloth that mission team participants hope harbors clues relating to the solar scheme's early days and the rise of lifestyles on Earth."We did it!" OSIRIS-REx fundamental investigator Dante Lauretta, of the University of Arizona, acknowledged all the device via a webcast that offered updates about this day’s maneuver. "We tagged the floor of the asteroid, and it be as a lot as Bennu now to gaze how the match went."The purpose modified into to score as a minimum 60 grams (2.1 ounces) of dirt and gravel from...