OSIRIS-REx Technology: REXIS

  • Released Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Updated Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:16PM
  • ID: 12282

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission launches in September 2016 and plans to return a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth in 2023. This video profiles a student-built instrument aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft called REXIS - the Regolith X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer. The purpose of REXIS is to collect and image fluorescent X-rays emitted by the asteroid, which will give scientists information regarding atomic elements that comprise it.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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