NASA, ESA join forces on asteroid deflection program
The European Space Agency signed a $153.80 million contract on Tuesday for the production of a spacecraft that will be part of a joint project with NASA to explore how to deflect an asteroid heading for Earth.
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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