Sample of Solar System’s most dangerous asteroid lands on Earth – BBC News

A Nasa probe, which has gathered dust and rocky fragments from an asteroid called Bennu, has safely landed on Earth.

It is hoped the material could tell Nasa how life on Earth began.

The spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, has remained in space after releasing the capsule containing the samples.

That capsule, which came streaking into Earth’s atmosphere at more than 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet, descended into Utah’s West Desert with the help of a parachute.

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