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NASA's asteroid probe collected so many samples of Bennu that the material "escaped"

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/10/31 10:07:50     readed:136

NASA's Osiris Rex mission is progressing better than scientists have imagined, and asteroid probes have collected a large number of Bennu samples so that its processors speed up the schedule to ensure that as many samples as possible are brought back to earth.But NASA said the asteroid material eventually collected by the sampling arm "escaped.".


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NASA OSIRIS-REx probe was successfully conducted


A few days later, NASA revealed that the robotic arm did grab enough material to survive. However, the preservation material is not simply put into the container of the detector. The storage process takes time, but the good news is that the storage process did go smoothly. In fact, the collection of samples was so successful that the team accelerated the collection schedule.

The launch and retrieval process, which was scheduled to start in early November, was accelerated after sample collection because images received by the mission team showed that the spacecraft's collector head was full of material. Images show that the spacecraft has collected far more than 60 grams of Bennu surface material, some of which appear to be slowly escaping from the head. A polyester cover designed to hold the sample in the top appears to have been wedged open by some of the larger rocks. Now that the top has been fixed in the SRC, the pieces of the sample will no longer be lost.

"Osiris Rex represents this achievement by NASA and the world, raising our vision that as a team and a nation, we can achieve higher goals together," NASA director Jim bridenstine said in a statement. "A team of industry, academia, and international partners, as well as a diverse and diverse team of NASA staff with a wide range of expertise, have set us on a path to significantly increase the collection of space samples on earth. Such samples will change our understanding of the universe and ourselves, which is the basis of all NASA efforts. "

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