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NASA’s OSIRIS-REX spacecraft collected rock and dirt samples from the asteroid Bennu, but it appears to be losing some of what it grabbed.

This is NASA’s first asteroid sample-return mission. Bennu was chosen because its carbon-rich material is believed to hold the preserved building blocks of our solar system.

#Column by @DeathEndsFun  | NASA’s OSIRIS-REx did a pirouette after picking up material from asteroid Bennu

This video from NASA’s asteroid probe is stunning

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Photos show NASA’s successful asteroid touchdown

NASA’s Osiris-REx mission successfully brushed the surface of asteroid Bennu, collecting material that could shed light on the origins of the planets

The first images from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft after it briefly landed an asteroid buoyed hopes that the probe collected enough samples to meet the mission’s goal for return to Earth. Watch principal investigator Dante Lauretta describe the imagery.

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft crushed rocks and sent rubble flying as it briefly touched an asteroid, a strong indication that samples were collected for return to Earth, officials said Wednesday.


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On International Day of Women & Girls in Science we remember the "Mother of Hubble," Nancy Grace Roman, who passed away in December at the age of 93. Despite discouragement, she studied math & science and became NASA’s 1st chief astronomer. #WomenInScience 

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures," has died

Cameras outside the space station captured these views of rapidly intensifying #HurricaneDorian  at 12:18pm ET on August 30 as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean. For more on NASA’s coverage of #Dorian , visit: .

Today I saw firsthand the critical and innovative research and ground tests for the international space community being done right here in #Ohio  at NASA’s facilities in #Cleveland  and #Sandusky .

In the #AmazonRainforest , fire season has arrived. The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this images of several fires burning in the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11, 2019.

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"Pence didn't provide details on how the agency would land humans on the moon in the 5-yr timeframe. He provided no details on the cost or how the mission would unfold. He said he learned the details of NASA’s plans only 5 minutes before stepping onstage."

Gotta love @NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reacting to InSight’s touchdown on Mars. Those handshakes! #MarsLanding 

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth ! was NASA’s first Hispanic woman astronaut and is the first Hispanic director of

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HOLY CRAP. Trump wants to dismantle NASA’s climate change research. This is a disaster.

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