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Asteroid Bennu during OSIRIS-REx sample rehersal

Asteroid Bennu during OSIRIS-REx sample rehersal
Asteroid Bennu during OSIRIS-REx sample rehersal NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft snapped this image of its sample collection arm, TAGSAM (Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism), hovering over asteroid Bennu during a touchdown rehearsal on 14 April 2020. The spacecraft was just 70 meters over the surface at the time. The circular TAGSAM sample head is 30 centimeters across; the rock with the longest shadow to TAGSAM’s left is less than 2 meters across. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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