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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft coped with its task successfully and packed a container with sample particles of matter from asteroid Bennu inside a special capsule that will deliver it to Earth in 2023.
NASA confirmed that the OSIRIS-REx mission collected enough material from asteroid Bennu on Tuesday. In fact, the spacecraft’s collection chamber is now too full to close tightly, leading some of the samples to leak into space.
The daring mission will help scientists better understand the origins of the universe and our solar system as well as answer some crucial questions like how water ended up on Earth.