NASA spacecraft collects sample from nearby asteroid Bennu

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NASA spacecraft collects sample from nearby asteroid Bennu NASA’s OSIRIS-REX spacecraft has made a big cosmic feat, collecting samples from the asteroid Bennu.

The robotic probe will vacuum up some gravel, then haul the sample back to earth. These bite-sized bits of ancient space rock could hold clues to the origin of life.

Delivery of the precious asteroid pieces – won’t be until 2023.
On board the spacecraft is the OSIRIS-Rex Laser Altimeter (OLA), a lidar (light detection and ranging) system that will allow it to map the asteroid.

After scanning it will be able to produce a 3D model of Bennu giving scientists a better understanding of the asteroid’s topography and evolution.
Mike Drolet explains the complex mission, and the answers Bennu could provide.

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