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NASA works to head off losing too much Osiris-Rex asteroid dust
NASA said on Oct. 23 that its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex had succeeded in collecting a large sample of particles from the Bennu asteroid this week - but...
The team in charge of the probe is now working to quickly stow the remaining samples that would eventually be delivered back to Earth to provide key scientific insights.
- WASHINGTON- Agence France-Presse
“A substantial fraction of the required collected mass is seen escaping,” mission chief Dante Lauretta said in a phone briefing with journalists.
Osiris-Rex is set to come home in September 2023, hopefully with the…