Picture this. NASA sends a satellite to land on an asteroid; grabs a piece of that asteroid; and then sends that sample back to Earth to study. Learn more about all that NASA can learn about the formation of the Solar System from close encounter of OSIRIS-REx with near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
Published on: May 06, 2019
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