NASA’s spacecraft began its 2-year return journey


It is stated that Osiris-Rex, who reached the Bennu asteroid in 2018, collected fragments of debris from Bennu’s dark surface, which is rich in carbon, and set out to return to earth from a distance of 178 million miles (approximately 286 million kilometers).

The vehicle, which was sent to space from NASA’s Cape Canaveral space base in Florida in 2016, took 2 turns around the sun to reach the earth on its 2-year return journey, although it is 286 million kilometers away, it travels 2.3 billion kilometers due to the circular orbit it follows. It was noted that required.

It was shared that the Osirix-Rex, which is the size of a medium-sized vehicle, will complete its return journey on September 24, 2023.

In October 2020, scientists announced that they hoped to reveal some of the secrets of the solar system that life formed on Earth from the traces of carbon on the debris crumbs weighing between 200 and 400 grams that will be transported from Bennu to the world.