Playing Tag With an Asteroid - HD
Playing Tag With an Asteroid - HD
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What’s the best way get a sample of an asteroid? Play tag with it! That’s the plan for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft that will approach the asteroid Bennu in 2018. The collection will be done with an instrument on board called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or, TAGSAM. Learn how it works in this video.

Credit: NASA/GSFC

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Views: 714
Uploaded: 4 years ago
Duration: 03:30
1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Videos: 935
Subscribers: 51
Description
What’s the best way get a sample of an asteroid? Play tag with it! That’s the plan for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft that will approach the asteroid Bennu in 2018. The collection will be done with an instrument on board called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism, or, TAGSAM. Learn how it works in this video.

Credit: NASA/GSFC