A Second Earth, and OSIRIS REx is Go for Asteroid Bennu
Air Date: 04/22/2014
Run Time: 28:50
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- Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
- Elisa Quintana, Kepler Mission Research Scientist, SETI Institute
Finally found: an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone. You’ll hear lead scientist Elisa Quintana make the announcement. Then OSIRIS REx mission Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta will tell us how the spacecraft will return a sample of material from the birth of the solar system. Bill Nye previews the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and Bruce Betts invites everyone to send their names to Bennu on OSIRIS REx.
- Elisa Quintana writes about discovery of planet Kepler 186f
- Osiris REx website
- Send your name to BENNU on OSIRIS REx
- USA Science and Engineering Festival
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