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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Collects More Data: What Should You Know

NASA's spacecraft succeeded in collecting samples from asteroid Bennu in what it seemed to be, the most daring challenge. But that's not all. There are also some concerns. OSIRIS-REx's sample was so big that it blocked the container door of...
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Makes History: Asteroid Bennu Touchdown Details

NASA's OSIRIS-REx succeeded in touching down on asteroid Bennu's surface, after a long journey of four years. This week marks the incredible milestone OSIRIS-REx bravely reached.  The TAG procedure (Touch-And-Go) was conducted by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, Colorado, at...
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Will Land on Asteroid Bennu Next Month

After a long waiting, NASA's robotic probe OSIRIS-REx will land on asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn ground on October 20. The probe will touch down only for a few seconds to collect dust and rock samples. Scientists really hope the mission will...
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OSIRIS-REx Captures Asteroid Bennu in Action

NASA's OSIRIS-REx science team published detailed observations that unveil asteroid Bennu in action. The spacecraft has offered planetary scientists the chance to examine the asteroid shedding material at close range for the first time.  OSIRIS-REx's data represents the first in-depth...
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Osiris-Rex is Getting Ready to Begin Mission on Asteroid Bennu’s Surface

NASA's spacecraft is getting ready to start its mission and gather material from asteroid Bennu's surface. Osiris-Rex (origins, spectral, interpretation, resource identification, security, regolith explorer) will start the asteroid mission in October. Recently, it performed the final practice run for...

Scientists Compose Map of Bennu From Images Snapped by OSIRIS-REx

NASA is thoroughly observing the asteroid Bennu through its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that is flying over the space rock for the last two years. Not long ago, the agency was able to investigate a potential landing site on the asteroid.   The...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe is Ready to Land on Asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe is now prepared to gather samples from asteroid Bennu, the space agency has just announced. NASA is, at the moment, analyzing the space rock that measures 500 meters (1640 feet) long, on whose proximity the spacecraft arrived...

NASA Prepares to Get the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Closer to Asteroid Bennu

NASA has published an outstanding image of its OSIRIS-REx probe flying incredibly close to a massive asteroid as the American space agency sets everything right in order to perform a test run for a new mission. The agency is, at...

NASA OSIRIS-REx Spotted A Stunning, Emerging Black Hole

A team of mixed researchers responsible for a mission focused on a Near-Earth asteroid has made an exciting discovery. With the help of the Regolith, X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer mounted on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft; the scientists observed a blooming black hole...

OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter Manages to Map Bennu Asteroid

The laser technology carried by NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has managed to map the Bennu asteroid as it travels through space. The mapping is one step closer to the completion of the preparation process for a future ​landing on the space...