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Watch as NASA's OSIRIS-REx punches an asteroid

On Tuesday, the spacecraft snagged a piece of the asteroid to bring back home.

NASA

On Tuesday, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully landed on Bennu and gave the asteroid a little kick.

NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

The purpose of the Touch-And-Go (TAG) maneuver was to collect a sample of asteroid Bennu and bring it back to Earth for testing so that we can learn more about these ancient objects, and get a better understanding of how the Solar System formed.