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> Astronomy Blog: NASA to Collect a Sample from an Asteroid
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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will orbit and explore asteroid 1999 RQ36 for longer than a year before closing in and collecting a sample of pristine organic material that may have seeded Earth with the building blocks that led to life. NASA has selected the University of Arizona to lead a sample-return mission to an asteroid. The team is led by Michael Read the full article


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