NASA craft reaches an­cient as­teroid

StarMetro Vancouver - - CANADA & WORLD - Mar­cia Dunn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—af­ter a two-year chase, a NASA space­craft ar­rived Mon­day at the an­cient as­teroid Bennu, its first vis­i­tor in bil­lions of years. The robotic ex­plorer Osiris-rex pulled within 19 kilo­me­tres of the space rock. It will get even closer in the days ahead and go into or­bit around Bennu on Dec. 31.

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