December 5, 2020
Science News

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

A Nasa spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this weeks grab that its jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said on Friday.
Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu 200m miles away.
The missions lead scientist, Dante Lauretta, said Tuesdays operation collected far more material than expected for return to Earth in the hundreds of grams. The sample container on the end of the…

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