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By StarStryder on May 23, 2019 in

Yesterday we launched a new project on CosmoQuest: Bennu Mappers!]  It’s been 3 years in the making and we are so pleased to finally share it with you. In 2015, I was asked if CosmoQuest could lay out a plan to help OSIRIS-REx select a rock it could safely bring home. Of course I […]

By Susie Murph on May 22, 2019 in

NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission is asking the public to help find the best place on asteroid Bennu to collect a sample for return to Earth for study. You can help by going to and marking the locations of small rocks, boulders, and craters in high resolution images. In addition to finding safe places to grab […]

By Susie Murph on December 11, 2018 in

CosmoQuest has a large presence at this year’s AGU in Washington, DC, from Dec 10-14, 2018. We have a number of posters and presentations by our team members. If you’re there, come by and check out what we’ve been doing! Carina Bennett from University of Arizona will be presenting the poster P33C-3848: Hazard Identification Using […]

By jagrier on March 31, 2017 in

This post is by Jennifer Grier, Ph.D., CosmoQuest Science Coordinator, Senior Scientist and Education Specialist, Planetary Science Institute. At this year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in the Woodlands, Texas, Science Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Grier presented a poster showcasing many of CosmoQuest’s projects, science, goals, and plans for the future. Dr. Grier spoke with scientists, […]

By Susie Murph on November 29, 2016 in

The OSIRIS-REx mission, launched in September to visit the Asteroid Bennu and grab a sample to return to Earth, is already far away from us. But the same tech that is vital to OSIRIS-REx’s mission is already helping scientists back on Earth discover the history of humans in Oklahoma’s Beaver River region. Some 10,500 years […]