It's here! Rare asteroid sample lands on Earth after OSIRIS-REx drops cargo

Seven years after OSIRIS-REx was sent into space to retrieve a sample of an asteroid, the NASA-led spacecraft has delivered its cargo into Earth's ...

September 25, 2023
5:00 PM

Seven years after OSIRIS-REx was sent into space to retrieve a sample of an asteroid, the NASA-led spacecraft has delivered its cargo into Earth's orbit, and Canada is set to receive a piece. 'This marks the U.S.'s first sample return mission of its kind and will open a time capsule to the beginnings of our solar system,' the agency said on the social media platform. The mission started in 2016, when the craft was deployed to collect asteroid material that scientists hope could reveal deeper insights about the formation of the solar system.

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