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Science News Roundup: NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 26-10-2020 10:40 IST | Created: 26-10-2020 10:31 IST
Science News Roundup: NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection
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NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection

The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday. The robotic arm of the probe, OSIRIS-REx, on Tuesday night kicked up a debris cloud of rocks on Bennu, a skyscraper-sized asteroid some 200 million miles (320 million km) from Earth and trapped the material in a collection device for the return to Earth.

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