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Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth – Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft more than 200 million miles away has tucked asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth, after losing some…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A NASA spacecraft more than 200 million miles away has tucked asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth, after losing some of its precious loot, scientists said Thursday.
Flight controllers moved up the crucial operation after some of the collected rubble spilled into space last week.
The Osiris-Rex spacecraft gathered pebbles and other pieces of asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20, briefly touching the surface with its robot arm and sucking up whatever was there. So much…

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