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NASA Spacecraft OSIRISREx reaches Asteroid Bennu after 7 years

NASA OSIRISREx reaches bennu

After 2bn km of space journey, NASA spacecraft reaches the ancient asteroid, Bennu that could hit earth one day.

Spacecraft aims to collect samples and take them back to earth.NASA celebrated the event when its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu after traveling 2bn km in space.

The OSRISREx was launched in 2012, the seven-year-long mission completed in time.

Spacecraft will spend about a year on the asteroid and will survey and map the space rock.

After completing the survey and sending data back the OSIRIX-REx will return home, earth, by September 2023.

It is thought that Bennu contains carbon and organic molecules formed in the earliest day of the solar system. It may have water trapped in its minerals. it has one in 27 hundred chance of crashing to earth after 160 years by now.
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