OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule is seen shortly after touching down in the desert, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range. The sample was collected from the asteroid Bennu in October 2020 by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Image credit: NASA/Keegan Barber




OSIRIS-REx’s Asteroid Samples Are Finally Down to Earth – the first U.S. mission to attempt a sample return from a space rock—has successfully sent materials from asteroid Bennu back to Earth.






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