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“The spacecraft did everything it was supposed to do.” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/21/nasa-osiris-rex-spacecraft-lands-on-asteroid-bennu-in-mission-to-collect-dust Um. OK. That’s some confidence in your own project you got there, dude. Now all we have to do is wait a couple of weeks to find out if it actually grabbed anything!
Researchers understand it to be what they call a carbonaceous asteroid, meaning its rocks still retain a lot of the chemistry that was present when the Sun and the planets came into being more than 4.5 billion years ago. Hence the desire to bring some of its material home for analysis in sophisticated Earth laboratories. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54592163 […]
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