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OSIRIS-REx: Playing Tag with an Asteroid

What’s the best way get a sample of an asteroid? Play tag with it. That’s the plan for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft that will approach the asteroid Bennu in 2018. The collection will be done with an instrument on board called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or, TAGSAM.

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