3D printing – model of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
2018-09-21 - NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission marks the first time Canada is participating in an asteroid sample return. The goal of the mission is to bring a sample of asteroid Bennu to Earth. Canada’s contribution is a lidar instrument that was designed to create a 3D map of Bennu in order to help scientists select a sample site.
Taking a closer look at carbon-rich Bennu may help answer questions about how our solar system formed and how life on Earth began.
Size: 3.9 cm × 8.2 cm × 3.6 cm (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
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