Greetings from the asteroid belt! Spacecraft is coming home with precious cargo

The Nasa spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen, part of the recipe for water and thus the potential for life

11 May 2021 - 19:48 By Don Pessin

A Nasa spacecraft, which scientists believe has collected samples from an asteroid, began its two-year journey back to Earth on Monday.

The space agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is attempting to complete a mission to visit Bennu, a skyscraper-sized asteroid about 320 million kilometres from Earth, survey the surface, collect samples and deliver them back to this planet. ..

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