A NASA spacecraft will make a daring attempt on Tuesday afternoon to collect a sample from an asteroid, and then bring it back to Earth. If successful, this would be the space agency’s largest return of extraterrestrial material since the Apollo program brought back rocks and dust from the moon. […]

This exotic and rare form of matter is only produced when a gas of boson like particles are cooled to temperatures just above absolute zero (about -459.67F). NASA researchers say exploiting the microgravity environments of space gives them a chance to ‘explore fundamental physics in this exotic form of matter’. […]