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Osiris-Rex successfully collects rock, dust samples from asteroid Bennu, for the second time
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Osiris-Rex successfully collects rock, dust samples from asteroid Bennu, for the second time

The probe is on a mission to collect fragments that scientists hope will help unravel the origins of our solar system but hit a snag after it picked up too big of a sample.

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.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx to descend on asteroid Bennu on 20 October to collect rocks, dust
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx to descend on asteroid Bennu on 20 October to collect rocks, dust

after travelling for four years, OSIRIS-REx will touch down on a site chosen by NASA, called Nightingale, a rocky area that is 16 meters in diameter.

Scientists say asteroids Bennu and Ryugu may have formed from a direct collision in space
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Scientists say asteroids Bennu and Ryugu may have formed from a direct collision in space

Both asteroids are small fragments re-accumulated to form an aggregate body and may have formed from the same original shattered parent body.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft will attempt its first sample collection on 20 October and is equipped to do it three times if necessary.

MIT researchers develop 'decision map' that finds the best way to deflect incoming asteroid
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MIT researchers develop 'decision map' that finds the best way to deflect incoming asteroid

The researchers applied their method to Apophis and Bennu, two near-Earth asteroids that are constantly flying-by Earth.

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.

NASA's plan to dig for dirt, gravel from asteroid Bennu isn't going very well
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NASA's plan to dig for dirt, gravel from asteroid Bennu isn't going very well

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft revealed the asteroid which is 70 million miles from Earth is covered with boulders.

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.

NASA OSIRIS-REx captures Earth, moon, asteroid Bennu in a single frame
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NASA OSIRIS-REx captures Earth, moon, asteroid Bennu in a single frame

The picture was taken days before the NASA probe zoomed in to the asteroid's orbit on New Year’s Eve.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit in milestone, record for the mission
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit in milestone, record for the mission

After studying Bennu for a year, OSIRIS-REx will give it a 'gentle high-five' in 2020 for a sample.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx finds tiny asteroid Bennu rich in moisture, scattered with rocks
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx finds tiny asteroid Bennu rich in moisture, scattered with rocks

Scientists think Bennu is a leftover from the beginning of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe finds evidence of water on its target asteroid Bennu
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe finds evidence of water on its target asteroid Bennu

We targeted Bennu precisely because we thought it had water-bearing minerals: OSIRIS-REx mission lead.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands on Bennu in agency's first asteroid sample-return mission
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands on Bennu in agency's first asteroid sample-return mission

OSIRIS-Rex could uncover a means of mining asteroids for precious resources like metals & water.

NASA spacecraft designed to bring samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth on course
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NASA spacecraft designed to bring samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth on course

The NASA mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began.

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.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx slows down, begins maneuvers towards its target asteroid Bennu
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx slows down, begins maneuvers towards its target asteroid Bennu

The last of its maneuvers, scheduled for 12 November, will adjust the spacecraft's trajectory to arrive at Bennu.

First humans on Mars mission need to think like Martians to survive: Astronaut
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First humans on Mars mission need to think like Martians to survive: Astronaut

Communications with mission control on a Mars missions would be delayed by up to 22 minutes.

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex captures snap of ancient asteroid, headed closer for a sample
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NASA's OSIRIS-Rex captures snap of ancient asteroid, headed closer for a sample

The mission aims to bring back the biggest sample of asteroid ever, roughly 60 grams.

An asteroid could collide with Earth in the year 2135 but NASA has a plan
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An asteroid could collide with Earth in the year 2135 but NASA has a plan

The report says that NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office is responsible to detect incoming asteroids and Comets close to the Earths orbit.