AKA – Contamination Science Investigation for OSIRIS-REx
OSIRIS-REx is driven by the top-level science objective to return >60 g of pristine, carbonaceousregolith from asteroid Bennu. In support of this objective, OSIRIS-REx has a team of sample scientists, based at Johnson Space Center (JSC), who are capable of analyzing material down to the atomic level. They are anxiously awaiting their chance to apply an awesome array of instruments to understand the composition and structure of the returned sample. In the meantime, they are deploying these tools to ensure that the returned sample remains pristine. Read on to find out how we get this job done.
The Target – Pristine Carbonaceous Regolith
Regolith is the blanket of rock that covers the asteroid surface…
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