The near-Earth asteroid has a surface similar to a fun pit of plastic balls

The near-Earth asteroid has a surface similar to a fun pit of plastic balls

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

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