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Anthony Lydgate, editor of Elements, newyorker.com’s science-and-tech blog provides details of the September 8 launch and goals of the OSIRIS-REx mission, to collect and return about 60 g of material from the asteroid Bennu. Read the full New Yorker article here.

(Note: newyorker.com restricts how many articles non-subscribers may read each month.)

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Credit: United Launch Alliance

Links: OSIRIS-REx mission homepage.

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