Author Archives: Alex Clarke

About Alex Clarke

I'm a PhD student at The University of Manchester. I look at presolar grains- tiny dust grains which formed in stars, and are older than our solar system. I analyse them using mass spectrometers, in order to better understand how they formed, which tells us about processes in stars.

Everything you need to know about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission!

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OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer) is NASA’s latest sample return mission, which launches just after midnight tonight. The probe will launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, beginning its journey towards the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx will … Continue reading

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