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A view of the outside of the OSIRIS-REx sample collector. Sample material from asteroid Bennu can be seen on the middle right. Scientists have found evidence of both carbon and water in initial analysis of this material. The bulk of the sample is located inside. Photo: NASA/Erika Blumenfeld & Joseph Aebersold

OSIRIS-REx Samples from Asteroid Bennu Revealed

OSIRIS REx Samples from Asteroid Bennu have been Revealed by NASA and show evidence of high-carbon content and water, the building blocks of life.

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Podcast Episode 34 l Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Returns From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

From the Archives: NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 b...

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Spacecraft OSIRIS REx On Its Way From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 before continuing to...

The bright white object at lower left is the asteroid Dimorphos. It has a blue dust tail extending diagonally to the upper right. A cluster of blue dots surrounds the asteroid. These are boulders that were knocked off the asteroid when, on 26 September 2022, NASA deliberately slammed the half-tonne DART impactor spacecraft into the asteroid as a test of what it would take to deflect some future asteroid from hitting Earth. Hubble photographed the slow-moving boulders in December 2022.] Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Hubble spots boulder debris ejected by asteroid impact mission

Astronomers have discovered a swarm of boulders ejected from asteroid Dimorphos after it was impacted by the DART spacecraft. The 37 boulders, which range in size from 1 meter to 6.7 meters across, we...

Ryugu soil samples

Samples returned from the asteroid Ryugu are older than the planets and contain building blocks of life

Samples returned from asteroid Ryugu are older than the planets. They are the most primitive ever analysed on Earth & give information about early solar sytem. They also contain amino acids, which are...

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