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Upcoming Milestones for OSIRIS-REx Mission

A discussion with the mission's image processing lead scientist.

The OSIRIS-REx mission marked a milestone this week when the unmanned spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Bennu. The University of Arizona-led mission aims to collect a sample from the asteroid and deliver it back to earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx Image Processing Lead Scientist Dani DellaGuistina discussed some of the mission's crucial next steps in the coming year, and what scientists hope to learn from Bennu.

"Perhaps these asteroids provided the building blocks for life on earth," DellaGuistina said.

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