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Episode 375: Preparing to receive the asteroid sample from OSIRIS-REx

The University of Arizona-backed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will return its long-awaited sample of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu next month.

AZSCI 375 Osiris Rex hero OSIRIS-REx ejects its sample return container and puts it on a reentry course to Earth.
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Eipsode 375: Preparing to receive the asteroid sample from OSIRIS-REx

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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The University of Arizona-backed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will return its long-awaited sample of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu next month. UA planetary scientist Dante Lauretta explains the logistics involved in recovering the sample and how soon researchers will be able to examine the material OSIRIS-REx collected three years ago.

Dante Lauretta spoke with Tim Swindle, professor emeritus in Astronomy at the University of Arizona.

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