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Engineers finally pop open OSIRIS REx sample container

Scientists are getting access to the bulk of asteroid material collected by the spacecraft.

UA students share in OSIRIS-REx success

They are taking a role developing experiments on the sample brought back from Bennu.

OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return

Watch the conclusion of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission as it safely returns an asteroid sample to Earth.

University of Arizona opens new astrobiology center

It keeps UA at the forefront of research about objects gathered from space.

The Buzz: OSIRIS-REx delivers its payload

The decades-running space mission dropped a sample from the asteroid Bennu Sunday, kicking off the next phase of the project.

Why asteroids are the hottest objects for exploration in the solar system

Osiris REx is among a group of spacecraft aimed at discovering new information about space rocks.

The Buzz: What to expect when OSIRIS-REx returns to Earth

The seven-year mission to harvest samples of an asteroid is months from completion, and scientists are ready for the next step.

OSIRIS-REx zeroes in on September return to Earth

The space explorer will drop off a capsule containing material collected from Bennu.

NASA grants UA space facility $3,000,000

The funding will support researchers' search for clues from the earliest days of the solar system

OSIRIS APEX

OSIRIS APEX is a new name for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, to accompany its new mission to explore the near-Earth asteroid Apophis.

NASA calls University of Arizona a "crown jewel"

University students and researchers work with NASA on a number of high-profile projects.

OSIRIS-REx helps scientists project asteroid orbits

Data shows that Bennu will eventually make a close fly-by of Earth.

OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go

A behind-the-scenes look at the successful capture of dust and pebbles from the surface of an ancient asteroid more than 200 million miles from Earth. (11:14).

OSIRIS-REx stows its asteroid sample earlier than planned

The decision was made when the team determined they had plenty of material, which was leaking from the collection head.

OSIRIS-REx’s asteroid tag historic moment for NASA

The mission's principal investigator discusses the next steps.

Preliminary data suggests OSIRIS-REx sample event a success

The first pictures back from the asteroid Bennu have been welcomed as good news by mission scientists.

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