Latest from asteroid
After touchdown, the capsule laid nose-down on the sandy floor of the Utah desert.
Published on Sep 25, 2023 01:30 PM IST
OSIRIS-REx collected its specimen three years ago from Bennu, a small, carbon-rich asteroid discovered in 1999.
Published on Sep 24, 2023 10:19 PM IST
The sample from asteroid Bennu was collected in 2020, four years after the mission took off. The container will be opened soon.
NASA's asteroid sample return mission: NASA's capsule carrying asteroid sample returns to Earth, providing insight into planet and solar system formation.
Asteroid Bennu, termed one of the two most hazardous asteroids in our solar system, will be hitting the Earth and NASA is doing it all to prevent the collision.
Published on Sep 24, 2023 07:02 PM IST