NASA asteroid probe ‘leaking’ rocks

Last week a NASA probe collected a sample of rocks from an asteroid.

However, the probe collected so much material that a rock has been wedged in the probe door, meaning that some rocks that were collected are spilling back into space!

The probe, OSIRIS-REx, collected a sample from a skyscraper-sized asteroid some 320 million km from Earth. The aim is for the probe to return the material to Earth for research.

The leakage had the OSIRIS-REx mission team scrambling to stow the collection device to prevent additional spillage.

NASA will not know how much material it collected until the sample capsule returns in 2023.

Asteroids are among the leftover debris from the solar system’s formation some 4.5 billion years ago. A sample could hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists say.

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Hello
Hello
2 months ago

Interesting

Indiana
Indiana
2 months ago

Cant wait till 2023, very interesting!

Josiah Coe
Josiah Coe
2 months ago

Yes. Very interesting.

Joey
Joey
2 months ago

Hope it’s not gonna be like one of those birthday parties where they open the present and it’s a pair of socks for NASA in two years!

(made 2020)

Last edited 2 months ago by Joey
James Pattillo
James Pattillo
2 months ago

How excited is that 😱can’t wait

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

they should bring it back now to prevent any further damage to space

Seth.C
Seth.C
2 months ago

very interesting

Herewini
Herewini
2 months ago

probably rain the got absorbed and engulfed by the energy of the rock/asteroid

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