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Nasa spacecraft leaves asteroid Bennu with a belly full of space rock samples – The Guardian

Osiris-Rex has been flying around the ancient asteroid since 2018 and collected nearly a pound of rubble last fall

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NasaOsiris-Rex has been flying around the ancient asteroid since 2018 and collected nearly a pound of rubble last fall
Tue 11 May 2021 00.06 BST
With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a Nasa spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror.
The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years.
Osiris-Rex reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spent two years flying near and around it, before…

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