An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa
An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa
Space

Nasa spacecraft Osiris-Rex grabs rock samples from asteroid in historic mission

  • The Osiris-Rex has been sent to obtain material from ancient space rock ‘Bennu’, thought to contain the building blocks of our solar system
  • Mission marks first US attempt to gather samples from an asteroid, something Japan has accomplished

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An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa
An artist's rendering depicts the Osiris-Rex spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample from the surface. Photo: Nasa
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