NOVA "Touching the Asteroid"

OSIRIS-REx approaching Bennu, artist’s rendition. Courtesy of NASA.
OSIRIS-REx approaching Bennu, artist’s rendition. Courtesy of NASA.

Touching the Asteroid

If spacecraft OSIRIS-REx can grab a piece of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth, scientists could gain great insight into our planet's origins, and even how to defend against rogue asteroids. But NASA only gets three shots at collecting a sample.

Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
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