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'Kissing the surface': US spacecraft diving to asteroid for rare rubble grab

New Zealand Herald Tuesday, 20 October 2020
'Kissing the surface': US spacecraft diving to asteroid for rare rubble grabA Nasa spacecraft descended today toward the surface of an asteroid 320 million km away to collect a handful of rubble for return to Earth.The Osiris-Rex spacecraft dropped out of orbit around asteroid Bennu right on time, beginning...
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A NASA spacecraft touches an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth in agency’s first sample return attempt. A NASA spacecraft successfully made a brief stop on an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect a sample from its surface. The Osiris-Rex craft was attempting to collect a handful of...

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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 Bennu on Tuesday and snatcha handful of rubble.

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