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OSIRIS-REx Engineers Pull Off a Daring Rescue of a Monumental Asteroid Mission

10 Dec 2019, 17:54 UTC
OSIRIS-REx Engineers Pull Off a Daring Rescue of a Monumental Asteroid Mission NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Mike Moreau

On Friday, Oct. 11, the OSIRIS-REx team should have been preparing to point their spacecraft cameras precisely over the asteroid Bennu to capture high-resolution images of a region known as Osprey. It is one of four sites scientists are considering from which the spacecraft can safely collect a sample in late 2020.

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