OSIRIS-REx: Tapping Asteroid RQ36

Asteroid 1999 RQ36 passes near Earth every six years. Not only does it potentially house organic compounds that may have been the precursors to life; it could impact us in 2182 unless we visit RQ36 – and bring a sample back to Earth.

Regents' Professor Marcia Rieke Searches for the Start of Stuff

For over 30 years, astronomer Marcia Rieke has been exploring the history of the universe, most recently leading an international effort to survey far-infrared wavelengths from deep space.


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