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NASA Meets Sample Requirement for Asteroid Study Mission; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

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NASA has gathered more than the required amount of rock samples for a mission to study the Bennu asteroid. The space agency said Saturday it collected over 60 grams of Bennu's surface material under the OSIRIS-REx mission. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) collected samples for the mission. 

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NASA Chooses Sample Collection Site for Asteroid Mission

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A NASA-led team has identified a sample collection site on Asteroid Bennu for a certain investigative mission, following a year of assessments. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer or OSIRIS-Rex team selected the "Nightingale" site due to the abundance of fine-grained material and low amount of hazards, NASA said Friday.

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