Planets and Moons  ID: 12166

OSIRIS-REx Mission Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

Asteroids are the leftover building blocks of the solar system. These remnants from the dawn of planet formation may have delivered organics and water to early Earth, and could even hold clues to the origins of life. Now, a NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx has arrived at near-Earth asteroid Bennu. It will map and study the small body in great detail, and return a piece of Bennu to Earth in 2023. The discoveries of OSIRIS-REx will shed light on our solar system’s ancient history, and help pave the way for future exploration of other small bodies.
 

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Producer:
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

Videographers:
Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
John Caldwell (AIMM)

Animators:
Walt Feimer (KBRwyle)
Michael Lentz (USRA)
Kel Elkins (USRA)

Editor:
Dan Gallagher (USRA)

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OSIRIS-REX

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Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
DLESE >> Geology
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Rocks/Minerals >> Meteorites
SVS >> Interview
SVS >> Planetary Science
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Science
SVS >> Bennu
SVS >> Small Bodies and Comets
SVS >> Sample Return

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0