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Potential OSIRIS-REx sample sites mapped by Canada's OLA instrument

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Potential OSIRIS-REx sample sites mapped by Canada's OLA instrument

2019-08-29 - These detailed views of four potential sample sites on asteroid Bennu (complete with boulders, craters and other geological features) are based on a series of measurements taken by the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA), the Canadian laser instrument aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Image creation: Michael Daly, Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science, York University (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), NASA, University of Arizona, York University)

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  • OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission
  • Bennu, 510 metres
  • Four potential sample sites measured by the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA)
  • Kingfisher
  • Osprey
  • Nightingale
  • Sandpiper
  • Credits: NASA/University of Arizona/Canadian Space Agency/York University/MDA
  • Image creation: Michael Daly, Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science, York University
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