24 Sep 2023

NASA probe returns to Earth from ‘most dangerous asteroid’


It’s back home after seven years away, and with four billion miles on the clock.

The Osiris Rex mission has touched down in Utah carrying its unusual cargo.

Dust and debris from an asteroid that could reveal the secrets of life itself.

Scientists from around the world will now get to examine the dust – the largest asteroid sample ever taken.

We were joined by the legendary Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Sir Brian May.

He helped plan the mission and has co-authored a book titled ‘Bennu 3D: Anatomy of an Asteroid’ about the asteroid and the Osiris Rex project with its leader Dante Lauretta.