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Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
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Samples of asteroid Bennu are spilling out from NASA's jammed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Bennu was chosen by NASA for its carbon-rich character, thought to have held on to the building blocks of the solar system.

Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth
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Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth

Hayabusa 2 will be going on an 'extended mission' to study two other asteroids that are small and fast spinning.

NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples
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NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samples

The collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.