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NASA asteroid-sampling spacecraft looks at ‘the mess it made’ on Bennu – CNET

Osiris-Rex enthusiastically snagged a bit of asteroid Bennu, and on Wednesday it flew in to examine the mark it left behind.

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The moment Osiris-Rex touched Bennu’s surface.
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
In October 2020, NASA’sOsiris-Rex spacecraft took a bite out of asteroid Bennu. Before Osiris-Rex returns to Earth to deliver its bounty, it took a moment to revisit the scene of the heist. The spacecraft performed one final very close flyby of Bennu on Wednesday to discover what NASA called “the extent of the mess it made.”   
NASA said Osiris-Rex successfully completed the flyover and spent nearly six hours imaging…

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