A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday to collect samples of its rock. But now a valve on the probe's sample-collecting arm won't close, and the bits of asteroid it grabbed are floating away. The team is frantically trying to store the asteroid dust in a safer place before they lose much more.

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  • NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'
    NASA's Osiris-Rex mission successfully scooped up a sample of fine dust and grit from an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday. It was the first time NASA ... figure out how to hold onto the rest ...
    10/23/2020 - 12:31 pm | View Link
  • NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'
    NASA's Osiris-Rex mission successfully scooped up a sample of fine dust and grit from an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday. It was the first time NASA ... figure out how to hold onto the rest ...
    10/23/2020 - 11:55 am | View Link
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