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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : October 21, 2020, 06:30
Duration : 01:08

NASA spacecraft collects sample from an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth

A NASA spacecraft touches an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth in agency’s first sample return attempt. A NASA spacecraft successfully made a brief stop on an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to collect a sample from its surface.rnThe Osiris-Rex craft was attempting to collect a handful of rubble from the asteroid Bennu, which scientists say contains the building blocks of our solar system. It dropped out of orbit late on Tuesday and began a four and half hour descent to the boulder-covered surface of the space rock. If successful, Osiris-Rex will return the samples to Earth in 2023.
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