Studies Validate Science Value Of Asteroid Sample Return Missions

Scientists handle the small sample from asteroid Ryugu.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—Initial nondestructive scientific assessments of the sample of the asteroid Ryugu affirm the value of such material in providing new insights into the formation and evolution of the Solar System. The small sample was returned to Earth in an airtight canister dropped into remote Australia by...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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