Near-Earth asteroid has a surface like a fun-house pit of plastic balls

Near-Earth asteroid has a surface like a fun-house pit of plastic balls

During the historic collection event, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sampling head sank 0.5 meters (1.6 feet) into the asteroid’s surface. Apparently, Bennu’s exterior is made of loose particles that aren’t held together very securely, based on what happened when the spacecraft collected a sample. If the spaceship If it hadn’t fired its thruster to recoil after …

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