The Japanese space agency JAXA managed to get space grit to Earth. A gravel capsule has landed in a secluded spot in southern Australia. In the photo you can see the capsule flying.
300 million kilometers
These are bits of asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million miles from Earth. It was picked up there last year by a Japanese spacecraft.
Scientists hope to learn more about the origins of our solar system with the help of space grit.
The American space organization NASA is also working on this kind of mission. In October, spacecraft Osiris-rex picked up more than 900 grams of grit from asteroid Bennu. That space grit is likely to arrive on Earth in 2023. Earlier we made this video about that: