WATCH: NASA probe OSIRIS-REx arrives at asteroid
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Welcome to Bennu, @OSIRIS_REx! After two years of travel – and more than a decade of planning and work – congratulations on your arrival at the asteroid. We’re looking forward to learning more about the history of our solar system through the mysteries this mission will unlock. Follow along at solarsystem.nasa.gov (link in bio). These images of Bennu were obtained from a distance of around 50 miles (80 kilometers). #NASA #WelcomeToBennu #space #asteroid #science #exploration #Bennu
After two years of travel, OSIRIS-REx has arrived at Bennu, a nearby asteroid. The probe will gather rock samples and return them to Earth -- a first-of-its-kind feat.
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