OSIRIS-REx Sample Return - V1
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In the first mission of its Kind, NASA's OSIRIS-REx was launched in September 2016 with the aim of extracting a sample of regolith from an asteroid and returning it to Earth. The spacecraft touched down on the asteroid 101955 Bennu in September 2020 and successfully scooped up several hundred grams of material. It is scheduled to return to Earth in September 2023, where the sample will be sent to the surface, and its contents analysed by scientists.

Title: OSIRIS-REx Sample Return - V1

Category: Solar System, Hardware

Date: Jul 2023

Client: BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Medium: Blender, Photoshop

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop asteroid Bennu Blender 3D Earth gibbous mission NASA OSIRIS-REx probe sample return spacecraft space craft

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