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2016–2023 NASA robotic space mission

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OSIRIS-REx: 2016–2023 NASA robotic space mission
OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid-study and sample-return mission. The mission's primary goal is to obtain a sample of at least 60 g (2.1 oz) from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid, and return the sample to Earth for a detailed analysis. The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, its initial stages of planet formation, and the source of organic compounds that led to the formation of life on Earth.

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Nasa to collect asteroid sample for first time [Video]

Nasa to collect asteroid sample for first time

A Nasa spacecraft circling an ancient asteroid 200 million miles away is aboutto reach out and make contact. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft will attempt todescend to the boulder-packed surface of asteroid..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

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Osiris-Rex: Nasa asteroid probe ready to return to Earth after leak

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Overstuffed Nasa spacecraft Osiris-Rex losing particles after bingeing on Bennu

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx was so good at grabbing asteroid rocks that they’re overflowing

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NASA confirms successful asteroid sample collection

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Osiris-Rex: Nasa asteroid mission confident of success

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'We really did make a mess:' Nasa spacecraft sent asteroid rubble flying in sample grab

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NASA spacecraft sent asteroid rubble flying 

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Stunning images show NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft stirring up rocks on an asteroid

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Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft successfully tags Asteroid Bennu

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Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust

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Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe touches asteroid Bennu in sample bid

Osiris-Rex makes brief contact with asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up rock samples.
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'Kissing the surface': US spacecraft diving to asteroid for rare rubble grab

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Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu

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NASA prepares to touchdown on asteroid Bennu

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NASA spacecraft to collect asteroid samples that could show how life began

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