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Asteroid Grab

from Science Alert

Watch Live: A NASA Spacecraft Is About to Land on an Asteroid And Grab a Sample 

by ELIZABETH CANTWELL

Imagine parallel parking a 15-passenger van into just two to three parking spaces surrounded by two-story boulders. On October 20, a University of Arizona-led NASA mission 16 years in the making will attempt the astronomical equivalent more than 200 million miles (320 million kilometres) away.

A NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx will soon attempt to touch the surface of an asteroid and collect loose rubble.

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Posted on October 27, 2020 by Editor

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