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How NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Will Work (Infographic)

See how NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to collect samples of the asteroid 1999 RQ36 will happen in this SPACE.com infographic.
See how NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu (previously known as 1999 RQ36) will happen in this Space.com infographic. (Image credit: Karl Tate/SPACE.com)

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Karl Tate

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.