NASA finally opens OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample canister after stuck lid issue

I would like to know more about the precautions NASA is taking for making sure that there is no bio-active material in the canister and if it is, then it is isolated from earth atmosphere. We can only rely on our knowledge of life components after GENOME mappings etc.

Second thing I would like to know is whether there are any plans by NASA, Scripps Inst., La Jolla or UCSD to study geocosmochronology like micro-meteoritic history and origin of embedded micrometeorites in the Asteroid samples. For this a special team with this subject's terrestrial knowledge largely acquired by samples of micrometeorites from the ocean floors is required and hope it is active among the PIs.
Looking forward beyond Moon meaningfully constructing a good solar system and beyond model!
Best Wishes.
(Dr. Ravi Sharma, Ph.D. USA)
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