NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat

Channel NewsAsia - World·2018-12-04 16:15

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is seen on display at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S. August 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Brown/Files

FLORIDA: NASA's deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday (Dec 3) to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years. 

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