OSIRIS-REx will collect part of an asteroid
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard discusses the mission of OSIRIS-REx, which was launched into space two years ago in 2016.
This is NASA’s first attempt to retrieve a sample from an asteroid and return it to Earth. The mission is nearly in the approach phase, where images will be processed of the asteroid Bennu.
Asteroids are the building blocks of our planet, and having this sample will provide scientists with not only something to study now but also to base studies on in the future.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard