Meteorite Monday: The OSIRIS-REx Mission

Today’s Meteorite Monday is going to be a short one. I just returned from my petrology field trip to Eastern Oregon and I haven’t had a whole lot of time to put together an original post. So, I thought I’d share a video about NASA’s latest planetary science mission to asteroid 1999 RQ-36. Asteroids are basically the parent body of most meteorites and can tell us a lot about the formation of the solar system. It’s a very exciting mission that will return actual pieces of asteroid to the earth where we can study it and learn about the origins of the solar system.