NASA finally shows what's inside its Bennu asteroid container

In a more relatable moment, NASA struggled for three months to remove the lid from its asteroid sample container, sending it into deep(ish) space. Same, NASA, same: I struggled with pickle jars.

The space agency was finally able to enter asteroid Bennu's sampling container last week and released a high-resolution image of its Touch-and-Go-Sampling Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) on Friday, revealing a delightful array of dust and rocks. from Bennu by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

TAGSAM lives in a special glove box to prevent sample contamination, and only certain instruments are allowed to be used with it. The team eventually had to develop new tools to open the fasteners. Knocking on the edge of the kitchen counter didn't help.

– Matt Smith

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