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OSIRIS-REx Mission – UPSC Prelims

NASA’s project OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer. Aim: To travel to a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu and bring a small sample back to Earth for study. Launched in 2016. It was the first U.S. mission to successfully collect a sample from an asteroid. Duration: The mission is essentially a seven-year-long. The mission …

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