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The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Secu...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is a NASA asteroid study and sample return mission. The launch occurred on 8 September 2016. Its mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid, and return a sample to Earth in 2023 for detailed analysis. The material returned is expected to enable scientists to learn more about the formation and evolution of the Solar System, its initial stages of planet formation, and t
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OSIRIS-REx

wfit - 13 Nov 2017
Launched from Cape Canaveral in 2016, the OSIRIS-REx is a fascinating mission that calls for a spacecraft to travel to a 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid called Bennu to take a sample of its surface material, known as regolith. As with many major space ...
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That's Maths: How to slingshot a spaceship on to an asteroid

Irish Times - 16 Nov 2017
Presently, a small spacecraft known as OSIRIS-REx is on its way to an asteroid called Bennu. Bennu is about 500m (1,640ft) across and travels in a near-Earth orbit. The aim of the mission is to collect rock samples from the asteroid, returning them to ...
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Scientist explains asteroid mission it talk at Wells College

Auburn Citizen - 04 Nov 2017
Clark is an asteroid scientist in charge of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid science working group. The OSIRIS-REx mission launched just over a year ago, in September 2016, and is on its way to Bennu, an asteroid about 60 meters taller than the Empire State ...
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How to Become an Asteroid Prospector

Flying Magazine - 10 Nov 2017
A professor of planetary science, Lauretta is principal investigator for NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sample-return mission, whose space vehicle will rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu in 2018 and bring a sample from its surface back to Earth for analysis.
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WFIT Space Minute

wfit - 13 Nov 2017
Launched from Cape Canaveral in 2016, the OSIRIS-REx is a fascinating mission that calls for a spacecraft to travel to a 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid called Bennu to take a sample of its surface material, known as regolith. As with many major space ...
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USU unveils new Space Dynamics Lab building

The Herald Journal - 16 Nov 2017
USU science dean Maura Hagan, USURF Trustees President Jeff Edwards, SDL employee Kent Hales and USURF President Scott Hinton cut a ribbon marking the completion of a new Space Dynamics Lab building in North Logan on Wednesday.
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Microscope

The Telegraph - 05 Nov 2017
As it slingshotted past Earth recently at 30,578 kmph on its journey to an asteroid, Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft took a moment to admire the view - from 1,70,590km away. A composite image was taken by an onboard camera as the spacecraft flew past the ...
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3.9 earthquake strikes near San Clemente Island

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 24 Oct 2017
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday 10 miles from the northwest tip of San Clemente Island, causing shaking that was only sparsely felt on shore, the US Geological Survey said. Seismologists said the temblor happened 3.1 miles ...
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Meet the UA's Best of the Best: The 15 Alumni of the Year

UANews (press release) - 24 Oct 2017
An architect known for her advocacy for women, a performer on the "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, a pioneering ophthalmologist and the principal investigator for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission are part of a group of distinguished ...
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Osiris-REX to Fly by Earth on Friday

Sky & Telescope - 20 Sep 2017
To boost its orbit beyond Earth's, Osiris-REX is swinging by our planet for a gravity assist. Closest approach occurs at 12:52 p.m. EDT (16:52 UT) at an altitude of 11,000 miles (17,000 km) over Antarctica. That's about half the distance to ...
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8 Astounding Facts About the Asteroid Belt

Mental Floss - 03 Nov 2017
Mental Floss asked Dante Lauretta, the principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu (which once lived in the main asteroid belt before being jarred loose by Saturn and sent on a course for the inner solar system). His response ...
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En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly by Earth

Scientific American - 21 Sep 2017
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make a close flyby of Earth before shooting out toward the asteroid Bennu, and skywatchers will have the opportunity to wave goodbye to the probe as it passes overhead. The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, ...
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Earth flyby tests OSIRIS-REx's cameras

The Planetary Society (blog) - 29 Sep 2017
As expected, OSIRIS-REx's Earth flyby on September 22 was a success. The spacecraft coasted past Antarctica at 16:52 UT, using Earth's gravity to bend the spacecraft's trajectory onto a course toward Bennu's tilted orbit. It hit its target within 6 ...
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Photo of Earth, moon from UA's OSIRIS-REx took months to plan

AZCentral.com - 29 Sep 2017
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured an image of both the Earth and moon as the spacecraft headed away from the planet on its journey to a distant asteroid. The photo shows the Earth and moon 249,000 miles apart on Sept. 25. Earlier this week, the UA ...
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Skygazers prepare for OSIRIS-REx to swoop past Earth

Cosmos - 13 Sep 2017
Stargazers will have a chance to get a close-up look at NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft when the three-metre-wide probe sweeps through Earth's skies for a close approach above Australia during the early morning hours of September 23, 2017.

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