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NASA is now recovering the capsule containing the Bennu asteroid sample.

A team is preparing to take the OSIRIS-REx capsule back to NASA’s portable clean lab to collect the Bennu asteroid sample it gathered three years ago, according to NASA’s live coverage.

Team members have also placed flags in the area to note potentially interesting environmental samples to collect in the area around the capsule for later examination.

A group of four people stand near the OSIRIS-REx capsule.
The NASA recovery team examines the OSIRIS-REx capsule prior to beginning official recovery operations.
Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge