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April 6, 2017

  • Exploration of Asteroid Psyche  |   Video
    • NASA has provided funding for the exploration of the asteroid Psyche, located in the asteroid belt 280 million miles from the sun. Psyche is 130 miles in diameter, and is actually thought to be the core of a failed planet. The space scientists exploring the asteroid will be led by researchers at Arizona State University, who will start by printing a 3-D model of what Psyche might look like. Lindy-Elkins-Tanton, the principal investigator of the Psyche mission and the director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, will tell us more about the mission.

December 19, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation Special Asteroid Research
    • The space shuttle program may have ended, but a new era in space exploration is underway. NASA recently announced its latest mission – OSIRIS-REx. The mission involves learning more about earth’s history by obtaining samples of an asteroid that’s headed in this direction. Arizona State University Professor Phil Christensen talks about the mission.

August 30, 2011

  • Asteroid Research  |   Video
    • The space shuttle program may have ended, but a new era inspace exploration is underway. NASA recently announced its latest mission– Osires-Rex. The mission involves learning more about earth’shistory by obtaining samples of an asteroid that’s headed in thisdirection. Arizona State University Professor Phil Christensen talks about themission.

July 6, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation: Asteroid Exploration  |   Video
    • The newly announced OSIRIS-Rex NASA mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth will include an instrument built at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE). This Thermal Emission Spectrometer, similar to those used on the Mars Rovers, will be the first such instrument for spaceflight to be built at ASU. In addition to a background report on asteroids and OSIRIS-Rex, Mission Instrument Scientist Phil Christensen will discuss the technology and challenges associated with the project.