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Touch-and-go: US spacecraft sampling asteroid for return – Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After almost two years circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of miles away, a NASA spacecraft this week will attempt to …

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) After almost two years circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of miles away, a NASA spacecraft this week will attempt to descend to the treacherous, boulder-packed surface and snatch a handful of rubble.
The drama unfolds Tuesday as the U.S. takes its first crack at collecting asteroid samples for return to Earth, a feat accomplished so far only by Japan.
Brimming with names inspired by Egyptian mythology, the Osiris-Rex mission is looking to bring back at…

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NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu theft – CNET

NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it that larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft’s sampling arm….

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The spacecraft’s sampling arm, called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, over the target sample site during a dress rehearsal in April. 
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NASA’s asteroid-chaser Osiris-Rex completed a key part of its mission this week by managing to nab some rocks from the surface of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, NASA reported Friday.
The spacecraft traveled over 200 million miles and four years to briefly bump into Bennu, blast it with compressed gas and collect bits of its surface….

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Overstuffed Nasa spacecraft Osiris-Rex losing particles after bingeing on Bennu – The Guardian

After an asteroid encounter, scientists scrambled to minimize the loss of space rocks as the craft belched rubble

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A Nasa spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this weeks grab that its jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said on Friday.
Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu 200m miles away.
The missions lead scientist, Dante Lauretta, said Tuesdays operation collected far more material than expected for return to Earth in the hundreds of grams. The sample container on the end of the…

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How to enable dark mode on all of your essential apps – The Next Web

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.

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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.
Ah, dark mode the charcoal gray color palette associated with night time and eyeball-saving. Its not without its detractors, not even among my own colleagues. But there are plenty of people, including me, who cant get enough of the dusty-colored theme. Luckily dark mode is available on just about every device and app so well walk you through how to make your digital…

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