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Since we were all children, we’ve seen sci-fi movies where astronauts were flying boundlessly across space. What could possibly hinder such a scenario in real life…
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We’re almost a victim of our own success here, Lauretta said at a hastily arranged news conference.
Lauretta said there is nothing flight controllers can do to clear the obstructions and prevent more bits of Bennu from escaping, other than to get the samples into their return capsule as soon as possible.
The asteroid Bennu from the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft. Credit:AP
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