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Carl Sagan
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Love this video of the NASA probe touching down (briefly) on near-Earth asteroid to collect samples to bring back to Earth:

The spacecraft fired a jet of gas into the gravel-like asteroid on contact, to disturb the top layer and let it collect some bits. It definitely worked! The material won't make it back to Earth until 2023

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50 minutes ago, Carl Sagan said:

Love this video of the NASA probe touching down (briefly) on near-Earth asteroid to collect samples to bring back to Earth:

The spacecraft fired a jet of gas into the gravel-like asteroid on contact, to disturb the top layer and let it collect some bits. It definitely worked! The material won't make it back to Earth until 2023

Oh god no....must stock up on face masks and bog roll for 2023 then. 😁

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