June 10, 2022

Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

The University of Arizona-backed satellite is headed home after collecting soil form the asteroid Bennu.

Episode 326  Osiris-REx departing asteroid hero Illustration shows Osiris-REx departing asteroid Bennu.
NASA/University of Arizona

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Episode 326: A new mission for Osiris REx

NPR

The University of Arizona-backed satellite is headed home after collecting soil form the asteroid Bennu. UA astronomer Dani DellaGuistina describes how it will be redirected to observe the asteroid Apophis, which is headed for an extremely close approach to Earth.

Dani DellaGuistina spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

Episode 326  Osiris-REx departing asteroid hero Illustration shows Osiris-REx departing asteroid Bennu.
NASA/University of Arizona

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