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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will visit asteroid Apophis

An artist’s depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft studying the asteroid Apophis. (Image credit: Heather Roper)

Apophis, get ready for your close-up.

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx mission, on its way back to Earth from its visit to asteroid Bennu, will take a trip to another space rock. The probe is set to spend 18 months studying the infamous near-Earth asteroid Apophis, watching the rock during a close, but very safe, approach it will make to planet Earth in 2029.



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