Podcast: Probing Asteroids in Space with Harold C. Connolly Jr.

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Artist depiction of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approaching asteroid Bennu with Earth visible in distance

Asteroids can teach us a lot about the origin of our solar system—but they can also pose a potential threat if they come too close to Earth. Join Harold C. Connolly Jr. for an overview of the OSIRIS-REx and Hyabusa2 spacecraft missions that are currently probing the asteroids Bennu and Ryugu—two “potentially dangerous asteroids” whose orbits around the Sun are predicted to come within 5 million miles Earth.

This Frontiers Lecture took place at the Museum on December 4, 2018.

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