Bennu asteroid spacecraft has parts from Southampton

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Infra-red detectors produced by Leonardo in Southampton are currently travelling through space with Bennu, the 2bn year old asteroid, which is calculated to have a 1 in 3,000 chance of hitting Earth late in the 22nd century, according to the company. Arizona State University (ASU) selected Leonardo’s infra-red sensors for their Osiris-Rex thermal emission spectrometer …

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