The asteroid is a remnant of the earliest days of our solar system and the samples that return will be analyzed for clues about what happened at that time. Scientists have speculated that asteroids colliding with Earth delivered the first water or organic matter. Bennu might hold answers. (The image above is an artist’s rendering of a young Earth being bombarded by asteroids.)
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