Jul 17, 2019

NASA probe snaps closest and most detailed photos of asteroid ever captured

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In the dark and lonely place that is space, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has managed to reach a new level of proximity as it studies an asteroid.

After a manoeuvre, the spacecraft in NASA’s asteroid study mission is orbiting closer to a planetary body than any spacecraft has ever come, the space agency said.

The mission recently entered a new phase where the spacecraft will orbit about 2,231 feet above the asteroid Bennu’s surface.

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