US space probe OSIRIS-REx has lost some of the soil samples taken from the surface of the asteroid Bennu

2020-10-24T04:09:38+03:00

2020-10-24T04:09:38+03:00

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The American space probe OSIRIS-REx has lost some of the soil samples taken from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. NASA came to this conclusion after examining the images obtained on October 22. They confirmed that the probe took more samples than planned, according to a posting on the website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. According to experts, the shutters of the locking mechanism of the device are stuck due to large fragments of soil, smaller particles seep into the cracks and enter space.

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