The Christian Science Monitor published this superb, in-depth article about the Japanese Hayabusa-2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu and the US OSIRIS-REX mission to Asteroid Bennu: Chasing asteroids: Dual missions sniff out clues to solar system's past

It opens with this great aspirational statement:

Missions to space offer more than a thrill of exploration, they can expand our understanding of our cosmic place in the universe. This year's twin missions to sample asteroids are no exception.