To Bennu and Back: First Results from the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

To Bennu and Back: First Results from the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

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Department of Earth Sciences
South Parks Road
Oxford OX13AN

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Date
Fri 26th Apr 2024
Cost
Free
Time
12 noon
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No

Speaker: Dr Ashley King, Natural History Museum

Abstract: In September 2023, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed a 7-year mission to return a pristine sample of the asteroid Bennu to Earth. Bennu is rich in carbon and water and holds important clues about the processes and events that shaped the evolution of habitable environments in the early Solar System. I’ll talk about the initial curation and analysis of the returned samples and what we’ve discovered about the composition of Bennu so far.

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