The goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission is to collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth. But just how did the OSIRIS-REx team choose from the over 500,000 known asteroids in the solar system? Watch this cartoon to find out!

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Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Video Produced & Edited by: David Ladd

Animations by NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab: Adriana Manrique Gutierrez & Bailee DesRocher

Art Director: Michael Lentz

Music provided by Killer Tracks: “Cheeky Chappy” – James Patrick Kaleth & Ross Andrew McLean

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