NASA says probe successfully stowed sample from asteroid

Washington (AFP) – NASA said Thursday its robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex was able to stow a rock and dust sample scooped up from the asteroid Bennu, after a flap that had wedged open put the mission at risk.”We are here to announce today that we’ve successfully completed that operation,” said Rich Burns, the mission’s project manager.The probe is on a mission to collect fragments that scientists hope will help unravel the origins of our solar system, but hit a snag after it picked up too big of a sample.Fragments from the asteroid’s surface in a collector at the end of the probe’s three-meter (…

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