Where did we come from?
What is our destiny?
Asteroids, the leftover debris from the solar system formation process, can answer these questions and teach us about the history of our sun and nearby planets.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is traveling to Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid whose regolith may record the earliest history of our solar system. Bennu may contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life and the Earth’s oceans.
Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids, as it has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu’s physical and chemical properties, which will be critical to know in the event of an impact mitigation mission.
Finally, asteroids like Bennu contain natural resources such as water, organics, and precious metals. In the future, these asteroids may fuel the exploration of the solar system by robotic and manned spacecraft.
Our challenge was to make a video to tell the world what we think about Bennu!
Challenges We Faced
1) We faced many obstacles, but thankfully we have successfully tackled all of them together..we believe hindrances make dreams come true.
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