OSIRIS-REx

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William Boynton
William Boynton
Dante Lauretta
Dante Lauretta
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Timothy Swindle
Timothy Swindle
Thomas Zega
Tom Zega

OSIRIS-REx

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 in 2016, study it in detail, and bring back a sample (at least 60 grams or 2.1 ounces) to Earth.

This sample will help us investigate planet formation and the origin of life, and the data collected at the asteroid will also aid our understanding of asteroids that can impact Earth.

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