OSIRIS-REx

Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
Christopher K.
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Re: OSIRIS-REx

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Triumph on 20 October, as the firing of a nitrogen gas canister during a six-second period when the cylindrical collection head had contact with the surface of Bennu, led to a more-than-full apparatus. Return is due in September 2023; needless to say, the Highland Road Park Observatory will host an arrival party.

More information:
February 2021 Astronomy, pp. 8-9.
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