The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been Determined since December 3, 2018, by mapping the asteroid in detail, while the mission team is looking for a sample collection site that is safe, suitable for collecting samples, and worth studying more closely. One of the biggest challenges of this effort is that Basing has an outstanding rocky area and all boulders pose a danger to the safety of the spacecraft as it touches and holds a sample.
To facilitate the selection of samples, the Planetary Science Foundation was funded to develop a hazard map by highlighting boulders identified by the public. This is achieved by the CosmoQuest program, developed and directed by PSI Pamela L. Gay's Senior Scientist, a web-based citizen science pioneer.
You can help find the best place on Asteroid Determination to collect a sample to return to Earth to study by going to Bennu.cosmoquest.org and mark small rock locations t , boulders and cranes in high resolution images. As well as finding safe places to access a rock, your data will also help to identify other scientific features on the asteroid.
"CosmoQuest was the first citizen science platform to achieve superficial science results from the public like some professionals," Gay said. "This is a detailed but not difficult job. You need a larger screen so that you can use a mouse or track pad to make accurate marks. There is an interactive tutorial to learn everything you need to know, and the CosmoQuest team is here to help you. help you. "
"For the safety of the spacecraft, on the mission team need a comprehensive catalog of all boulders near the possible sample collection sites, and inviting members of the public to assist OSIRIS-REx mission team." performing this vital task, "said Dante Lauretta, chief researcher OSIRIS-REx at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
The Touch-and-Go (TAG) sampling movement of the mission is scheduled for July 2020, and the spacecraft will return to the Earth with its chargo in September 2023.
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