CNET: NASA Just Opened a 50-Year-Old Time Capsule From the Moon

CNET: NASA Just Opened a 50-Year-Old Time Capsule From the Moon. “In December 1972, NASA astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt drilled into the surface of the moon to collect lunar soil samples for transport back to Earth. This week, NASA finally opened one of the vacuum-sealed samples following a painstaking process.”

Asahi Shimbun: JAXA opens online database of soil, rocks taken from asteroid

Asahi Shimbun: JAXA opens online database of soil, rocks taken from asteroid. “The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is offering the public a chance to see the soil and rock samples brought back to Earth from the asteroid Ryugu by its Hayabusa 2 space probe. JAXA on Jan. 13 launched a website to showcase the collected specimens.”