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Surprising Phosphate Finding in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample

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Scientists have eagerly awaited the opportunity to dig into the 4.3-ounce (121.6-gram) pristine asteroid Bennu sample collected by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Earns Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) team received the American Astronomical Society’s Neil Armstrong…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Awarded Collier Trophy

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NASA and the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) mission team have won the National…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Awarded Robert Goddard Memorial Trophy

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx team was selected as the winner of the National Space Club and Foundation’s 2024 Dr. Robert H. Goddard…

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NASA Technologies Receive Multiple Nods in TIME Inventions of 2023

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As NASA explores, innovates, and inspires through its work, agency inventions aimed at monitoring atmospheric pollution, studying samples from asteroids,…

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NASA’s Bennu Asteroid Sample Contains Carbon, Water

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Initial studies of the 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid Bennu sample collected in space and brought to Earth by NASA show evidence of…

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NASA to Host Asteroid Sample Media Call; Provide Experts for Interviews

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Following a public unveiling of the United States’ first asteroid sample at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 11, NASA will…

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NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Landed, Now Secure in Clean Room

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After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer)…

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New US Postage Stamp Commemorates NASA’s Asteroid Sample Delivery

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OSIRIS-REx – the first U.S. mission to return a sample collected from an asteroid – got its own postage stamp.

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Initial Curation of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Sample

The initial curation process for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx  sample of asteroid Bennu is moving slower than anticipated, but for the best reason: the sample runneth over. 

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The OSIRIS-REx Sample Canister Lid is Removed

NASA scientists found dark powder and sand-sized particles on the avionics deck of the OSIRIS-REx science canister when the initial lid was removed today.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Capsule Arrives in Houston

The first U.S. asteroid sample, delivered by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to Earth on Sept. 24, has arrived at its permanent home at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it will be cared for, stored, and distributed to scientists worldwide.  

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