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Canadian-built laser mapping system takes aim at an asteroid

2016-08-19 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has delivered its contribution to NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission: the Canadian-built OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA). OSIRIS-REx will study Bennu, an asteroid that has the potential to impact the Earth in the late 2100s. OLA will create unprecedented 3D maps of Bennu to help the mission team select a site from which to collect a sample. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

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