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This is the Closest OSIRIS-REx has Gotten to Bennu. Just 680 Meters Above the Asteroid

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This is the Closest OSIRIS-REx has Gotten to Bennu. Just 680 Meters Above the Asteroid

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    This is the Closest OSIRIS-REx has Gotten to Bennu. Just 680 Meters Above the Asteroid
    by Evan Gough

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been at asteroid Bennu since Dec. 3rd, 2018. On that day, it went from travelling to the asteroid to travelling around it. Since then it’s been surveying and mapping Bennu. Now OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) has reached a new milestone. On June 12th, the spacecraft executed …

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