Meet the Scientists Investigating a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid

Right now, a spacecraft is carrying a very special delivery to Earth after a years-long voyage to a cosmic destination that can shed light on how life might have first emerged on our planet and how we can protect it from future cosmic hazards. This enterprising NASA mission, known as the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), is returning home with samples it snatched from asteroid Bennu, which is deemed one of the most dangerous space objects known to scientists.