Nasa to launch delicate stowing of Osiris-Rex asteroid samples

Nasa to launch delicate stowing of Osiris-Rex asteroid samples

Malay Mail Online - Life·2020-10-27 05:00

This Nasa frame grab image captured by the spacecraft’s SamCam camera October 22, 2020 shows the sampler head on Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft full of rocks and dust collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. — Nasa handout pic via AFP

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 — Nasa’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex is set to begin today a delicate operation to store the precious particles it scooped up from the asteroid Bennu, but which were leaking into space when a flap got wedged open.

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