Podcast: OSIRIS-Rex and the science of the asteroid belt

In the latest episode of Radio Astronomy we explore the asteroid belt and NASA's spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex as it prepares to return to Earth.

This episode we look at the science of the asteroid belt, what astronomers know about it, and how we think it formed and evolved over time. Plus, we explore NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, which has collected a sample of Asteroid Bennu and is currently returning it to Earth.

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What might the OSIRIS-REx mission tell us about the formation of the Solar System?

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