An Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., capped by NASA's asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx probe, just before launch. Photo: NASA

NASA successfully launches nearly US$1 billion mission to distant asteroid

Scientists expect probe to bring dust sample back to earth in 2023

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An Atlas V rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., capped by NASA's asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx probe, just before launch. Photo: NASA
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