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First NASA Osiris-Rex images show incredible touchdown on asteroid Bennu – CNET

NASA releases the first batch of images from Osiris-Rex, showing an explosive impact on the potentially hazardous asteroid.



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The spacecraft’s sampling arm, called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, over the target sample site during a dress rehearsal in April. 
NASA’s asteroid-chaser Osiris-Rex completed a brief and historic landing Tuesday on the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, over 200 million miles away from Earth. On Wednesday, the space agency shared the first batch of images from the daring operation, revealing a delicate-yet-explosive moment between rock and robot.
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