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NASA just landed on asteroid Bennu. What you need to know about the mission - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft attempted to swipe space souvenirs from Bennu Tuesday to bring home to Earth. Soon we'll know how successful it was.
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Unprecedented new video shows NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landing on an asteroid and sucking up dust

Unprecedented new video shows NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landing on an asteroid and sucking up dust

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement NASA landed a spacecraft on an asteroid 200 million miles away on Tuesday.
New footage shows its tricky six seconds of contact and the flurry of alien rock that the probe sent flying in order to sucked up a sample.
The mission, called Osiris-Rex, aims to return a sample of the asteroid to Earth. But landing on the asteroid, called Bennu, was no small feat. The terrain turned out to be much rockier than researchers expected, with Bennu covered in large boulders and rock fields that could have easily tipped over a robot trying to land. The safest spot the spacecraft...
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