NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Its Countdown to TAG Asteroid Bennu’s Boulder-Strewn Surface
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Its Countdown to TAG Asteroid Bennu’s Boulder-Strewn Surface

This artist’s idea reveals NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending in the direction of asteroid Bennu to gather a pattern of the asteroid’s floor. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona A historic second is on the horizon for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission. In just some weeks, the robotic OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will descend to asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn floor, contact down for…