NASA’s first asteroid samples streaking towards Earth after launch from spacecraft

An area capsule carrying NASA’s first asteroid samples streaked towards a landing within the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey.

Flying by Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft launched the capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out. The capsule was anticipated to parachute down 4 hours later onto the army’s Utah Take a look at and Coaching Vary.

Scientists anticipated getting at the very least a cup of rubble from the carbon-rich asteroid referred to as Bennu. A few teaspoon was returned by Japan, the one different nation to deliver again asteroid samples.