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NASA spacecraft went into orbit of the asteroid Bennu

Космический аппарат NASA вышел на орбиту астероида Бенну The probe is located just 1.6 km above the surface of the asteroid, which is another record.

Space probe Osiris-Rex went into orbit around the asteroid Bennu in 110 million kilometers from Earth.

This was reported in the Twitter of the mission.

The asteroid is the smallest celestial body in orbit has ever been a spacecraft. Benn is only 500 meters wide.

Osiris-Rex arrived to Benn in the beginning of December 2018. Twitter mission has posted a video showing a quick recap of December’s path of the probe.

The probe is located just 1.6 km above the surface of the asteroid, which is another record.

The purpose of the mission is to take samples of the gravel on the asteroid in 2020 to return to Earth in 2023.

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