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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Instrument to Use X-Rays to Map an Asteroid

07.12.2016
The Student Collaboration Experiment on OSIRIS-REx is REXIS, an X-ray instrument that will identify which elements are present on Bennu's surface and measure their abundances.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Gears up for 3-D Mapping on the Fly

06.29.2016
OSIRIS-REx will travel to asteroid Bennu, study it and return a sample to Earth for analysis. These goals depend on accurate mapping of Bennu, so the team is gearing up for cartography of an asteroid.

Gamers Tackle Virtual Asteroid Sampling Mission

06.13.2016
With the online computer game Kerbal Space Program, players have the option to build a replica of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and use it to return an asteroid sample to the home planet Kerbin.
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Local News

Library of Congress Lecture on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

05/24/2016
Jason P. Dworkin, chief of Goddard's Astrochemistry Laboratory gave a free lecture on May 24 at the Library of Congress about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, which is scheduled to launch on Sept. 8, 2016.
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Images

Full View of Asteroid Vesta

10/03/2013
As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

10/03/2013
This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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