An asteroid is about to play 'tag' with a NASA spacecraft

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  • October 19, 2020
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A NASA spacecraft will play a game of tag this week with a near-Earth asteroid. The mission will attempt the agency’s first sample collection from an asteroid that will be returned to Earth.The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Bennu since late 2018. The mission — which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer — launched in September 2016.Since arriving at Bennu,

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