NASA Hosts Science Chat on Two Upcoming Out-of-this-World Encounters

Artists illustrations of NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with asteroid Bunnu, and New Horizon spacecraft with 2014 MU69
Artists illustrations of NASAs Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft encountering asteroid Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid in our solar system, left, and of NASAs New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles beyond Pluto.
Credits: NASA/Goddard/JHUAPL/SwRI/University of Arizona

NASA will host a live Science Chat at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 7, to discuss upcoming encounters of two of the agencys planetary missions – the arrival of the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) at the asteroid Bennu, on Dec. 3, and New Horizons historic flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, on Jan. 1, 2019.

Topics will include the critical clues these objects hold to the formation of the solar system, complementary mission science goals and much more.

The event will aironFacebook Live, NASA Television,Ustream,YouTubeand the agency’swebsite.

Participants include:

  • Hal Weaver, New Horizons Project Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Melissa Morris, OSIRIS-REx Deputy Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters
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