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Bennu samples safely stowed

Bennu samples safely stowed
Bennu samples safely stowed NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft places samples collected from asteroid Bennu on 20 October 2020 into a small capsule that will protect the samples as they plunge through Earth's atmosphere in 2023. The capsule will soft-land in the Utah desert using a parachute system. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin

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