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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Completes Last Asteroid Flyby Before Heading Home – ExtremeTech

NASA reports that OSIRIS-REx has completed a last-minute addition to its mission profile: one final flyby of Bennu to see how its activities changed the surface…

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NASA’s ambitious Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) has been in orbit of the asteroid Bennu since 2018, but it’s getting ready to call it a day and head home. NASA reports that OSIRIS-REx has completed a last-minute addition to its mission profile: one final flyby of Bennu to see how its activities changed the surface of the object. 
OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu in late 2018, but NASA spent almost two years studying the space rock before…

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