How Asteroids Can Help Us Understand the History of Our Solar System

Fragment from Arizona's Meteor Crater near Flagstaff

How Asteroids Can Help Us Understand the History of Our Solar System

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The University of Arizona-backed OSIRIS-REx mission is scheduled to return its sample of dust and rocks from the asteroid Bennu in September. UA planetary scientist Tom Zega describes meteor fragments found on Earth and the tools being used to answer questions related to the origin of the planets.

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Topic(s)

Asteroids, comets, meteors

Date

April 07, 2023

Presenter(s)

Zega, Tom

Object(s)

Bennu

Mission(s)/Instrument(s)

OSIRIS-REx