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Here's how OSIRIS-REx will sample asteroid Bennu | Science News

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TAGSAM's arm allows surface contact (center) without the spacecraft landing on the asteroid. During five seconds of contact, a jet of nitrogen gas will agitate Bennu’s surface to loosen dust for collection (right). Surface contact pads will also collect fine-grained material. Once collection is done, the TAGSAM head will move into a capsule where it’s protected from contamination during the trip back to Earth. Read more about the OSIRIS-REx mission: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-grab-pieces-asteroid-and-bring-them-home Video: NASA Goddard/University of Arizona

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