NASAs OSIRIS REx spacecraft creates new record

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  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered its second orbital phase around asteroid Bennu, called Orbital B.
  • It broke its own world record for the closest orbit of a planetary body.
  • The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was sent to study the asteroid Bennu and return a sample from its surface to Earth.
  • The spacecraft is on a seven-year journey
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