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Event ID:  10838
Contact Name:  Edelman Planetarium
Contact Email:  planetarium@rowan.edu
Contact Phone:  856-256-4389
Organization:  Edelman Planetarium
Event Web Site:  http://www.rowan.edu/planetarium
Dates:  5th October 2016 to 5th October 2016
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  New Jersey
City:  Glassboro
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Location:  Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University
Event Name:  OSIRIS-REx Mission Update
Event Description:  Rowan Geology Department Chair and OSIRIS-REx Mission Sample Scientist, Harold Connolly, gives an update on the OSIRIS-REx mission. October 5th, 7:00 pm. On September 8, 2016, an Atlas 5 rocket departed Cape Canaveral bearing the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft, the first U.S. mission to a near-Earth asteroid (Bennu) to collect a sample for return to Earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx will help unlock secrets of the history of our solar system, and shed light on how life may have come to be on our planet. In doing so, a new chapter in the exploration of the solar system will begin. After arriving at asteroid Bennu, OSIRIS-REx will undertake a program of observations to select a site suitable for retrieving a sample that will be returned to the Earth -- the largest amount of extra-terrestrial material returned to the Earth since the end of the Apollo lunar missions. Free and open to the public.
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