NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently hanging out around the asteroid known as Bennu. It’s been there for months, taking photos and scanning the asteroid’s surface to get a better idea of exactly what dangers the probe might face when it eventually touches down.
Now, after scrutinizing every square inch of the massive rock, NASA has narrowed down the possible landing sites to just four candidates. Each of the four spots is relatively inviting, with little in the way of large debris, but the science team still has some work to do before they can make the final call.
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