Watch the moment OSIRIS-REx tagged an asteroid

Watch the moment OSIRIS-REx tagged an asteroid to collect samples

On Tuesday this week, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touched down on the surface of asteroid Bennu to snatch a sample of the ancient pristine rock, and took off again. And now NASA has released images and video from the robot’s perspective.

OSIRIS-REx has been orbiting Bennu for two years now, studying the rock intently to calculate how and where to swoop down and scoop up a sample of material. And on October 20 it was finally go-time, with the history-making event streamed live on NASA’s YouTube channel. READ MORE.

Source: New Atlas

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