NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has returned samples from an ___ for the first time?

A. Asteroid Vesta
B. Asteroid Eros
C. Asteroid Bennu
D. Asteroid Apophis


Correct Answer: C. Asteroid Bennu

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is a robotic spacecraft that has been on a seven-year mission to collect and return samples from an asteroid called Bennu—billions of kilometres from Earth. The other country which bring back sample from an asteroid is Japan in 2020. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx took more than two years to reach Bennu after OSIRIS-REx launched in 2016. It then spent almost as much time mapping the asteroid, finding a site to scrape and collecting about 250 grams (8.8 ounces) of the rock. Then it began its journey back toward Earth.

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