NASA Says Osiris-Rex Probe Touched Down On Asteroid Bennu

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NASA Says Osiris-Rex Probe Touched Down On Asteroid Bennu

“Touchdown confirmed,” a NASA announcer said at 6:12 pm (2212 GMT) (File)

Washington, United States:

NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday, landing for a few seconds to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth.

“Touchdown confirmed,” a NASA announcer said at 6:12 pm (2212 GMT). The actual event happened about 18.5 minutes earlier but it took that long for the confirmation signals to be sent back to mission control on our planet.

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