Asteroid Research

Asteroid Research

The Lisa Show

Beginning Backpacking and Celebrating Life

Episode: Beginning Backpacking and Celebrating Life

  • May 10, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 11:38 mins

A NASA mission that’s spent the last 5 years studying an Asteroid is headed back to Earth this afternoon. In 2016, NASA sent OSIRIS-REx to Bennu, an asteroid in our solar system that has silently witnessed the events in our solar system’s 4.6 billion-year history. Today, it returns with a bounty of asteroid material for scientists to study. But what are scientists looking for? What can this sample tell us about our solar system? Here to tell us more about this exciting endeavor is NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Garvin.