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OSIRIS-REx overflows with asteroid samples after bagging bounty from Bennu – Spaceflight Now

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Captured by the spacecrafts SamCam camera on Oct. 22, 2020, this series of three images shows that the sampler head on NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. They show also that some of these particles are slowly escaping the sampler head. Credit: NASA
The sampling mechanism on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is stuffed with specimens captured from asteroid Bennu earlier this week — so full that some of the rocks are floating out into…

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