Despite sounding like an ancient Egyptian pooch, the OSIRIS-REX mission could perhaps be as important as the search for life on Mars. How could a mission to a chunk of rock in deep space compare? Partly because asteroid Bennu, it's target, may well have a record of the chemical steps that led up to life's emergence, and partly because it caries zero risk of stranding Matt Damon on Mars...
A video round-up on OSIRIS-REX:
Journey to asteroid Bennu - a trailer for the mission:
Why is asteroid Bennu so interesting?
Osiris Rex Launch:
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