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Hayden Planetarium OSIRIS-REx Presentation Showcases Visualization Software


The American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) Hayden Planetarium held a special presentation on Monday, Sept. 12, featuring visualizations of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission using its new open source software.

Harold Connolly, the AMNH research assistant and an OSIRIS-REx mission sample scientist who will take part in studying the sample returns in 2023, discussed his role in the mission. Additionally, the Museum’s director of astro-visualization, Carter Emmart, presented a simulation of the spacecraft’s planned orbit of asteroid Bennu for a year before collecting the samples that will be sent back to Earth for analysis.

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