How NASA Will Study the Asteroid Bennu Samples

  • Released Friday, September 22nd, 2023
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OSIRIS-REx is the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid and deliver them to Earth. On September 24, 2023, the spacecraft will release a capsule containing material from near-Earth asteroid Bennu for a landing in Utah’s West Desert. OSIRIS-REx team members will recover the capsule and bring its contents to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Bennu samples will be curated and made available for scientists around the world to study for decades to come.

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