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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission
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ESA awards contracts worth €129.4 million for design, manufacture, testing of Hera asteroid mission

The Hera mission will be the first spacecraft in history to explore a binary asteroid system.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission finds asteroid Bennu spinning faster and faster over time
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission finds asteroid Bennu spinning faster and faster over time

Asteroid Bennu's rotation period is getting shorter by roughly one second every 100 years.

Touchdown! Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid to grab sample
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Touchdown! Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid to grab sample

The complicated mission took less time than expected & seemed to complete with no trouble: JAXA.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx captures close-up of near-Earth asteroid Bennu before landing
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx captures close-up of near-Earth asteroid Bennu before landing

OSIRIS-REx is expected to return with samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu in 2023.