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OSIRIS-REx Heads For Asteroid Bennu

osiris rex launch
A number of PSI scientists were on hand to watch the launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is designed to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of the asteroid Bennu to Earth. Asteroids like Bennu are remnants from the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.
Above and below:  OSIRIS-Rex blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida to begin its journey to the asteroid Bennu, where it is slated to secure a sample and return to Earth.
Credits: Lucille Le Corre.
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Oct. 24, 2016

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