NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission delivers 4.5bn-year-old asteroid samples to Earth


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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has successfully returned a capsule containing samples of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, marking a significant milestone in space exploration. After seven years, the mission has delivered soil and rock specimens of an asteroid that could provide vital insights into the early days of our solar system. The capsule made a parachute-guided touch-down at the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range, after being dropped from about one lakh kilometers above Earth's surface.