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$1.2 billion investment, nearly 10 years and 121 g of "production" ─ the result of a mission to the asteroid Bennu

NASA has revealed the total mass of samples from the asteroid Bennu that were brought to Earth last fall. So, the weight of the "loot" amounts to 121.6 g. At first glance, the sample may seem quite small. Especially considering the huge efforts that...

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NASA published the first photo of samples of asteroid Bennu from the OSIRIS-REx main repository

Last week, the space agency finally opened the capsule with samples of the Bennu asteroid, which was delivered by OSIRIS-REx, after struggling for months to deal with a faulty lid fastening. The Bennu asteroid is a near-Earth asteroid of class "B" (...

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