Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft


Now this is a temp to collect rocks and dust from the surface of the asteroid Bennu may have been so successful they jammed the door open a NASA spacecraft that sucked up rubble from the surface of an asteroid on Tuesday grab so much material that the sample container on the end of the robot arm got stuck open and particles are drifting away in space suspecting the mylar flap that forms the collector's limit is wedged open by larger rocks the team is focusing on stowing the sample in a return capsule or any loose material could be kept safe during the journey back home Osiris rex is NASA's first asteroid sample return mission the plan is to bring back carbon rich material that could help scientists better understand how the planets were formed and how life originated on earth the spacecraft due to leave the vicinity of the asteroid and March and returned to earth in twenty twenty three I'm Jennifer king

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