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Bennu asteroid sample contains carbon and water

Rocks and dust from asteroid Bennu outside the container of a sample return capsule.

Material from asteroid Bennu can be seen on the middle right, outside the OSIRIS-REx sample container. Scientists have found evidence of carbon and water in their initial analysis of this regolith. 

The bulk of the sample is located inside. (Credit: NASA/Erika Blumenfeld, Joseph Aebersold)

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Photo taken on October 11, 2023

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