The asteroid hunter : a scientist's journey to the dawn of our solar system
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New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2024.
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9781538722947, 1538722941
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xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2024.
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Book
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English
ISBN
9781538722947, 1538722941

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"On September 11, 1999, humanity made a monumental discovery in the vastness of space. Scientists uncovered an asteroid of immense scientific importance--a colossal celestial entity. As massive as an aircraft carrier and towering as high as the iconic Empire State Building, this cosmic titan was later named Bennu. Remarkable for much more than its size, Bennu belonged to a rare breed of asteroids capable of revealing the essence of life itself. But just as Bennu became a beacon of promise, researchers identified a grave danger. Hurtling through space, it threatens to collide with our planet on September 24, 2182. Leading the expedition was Dr. Dante Lauretta, the Principal Investigator of NASA's audacious OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Tasked with unraveling Bennu's mysteries, his team embarked on a daring quest to retrieve a precious sample from the asteroid's surface - one that held the potential to not only unlock the secrets of life's origins but also to avert an unprecedented catastrophe. A tale of destiny and danger, The Asteroid Hunter chronicles the high-stakes mission firsthand, narrated by Dr. Lauretta. It offers readers an intimate glimpse into the riveting exploits of the mission and Dr. Lauretta's wild, winding personal journey to Bennu and back. Peeling back the curtain on the wonders of the cosmos, this enthralling account promises a rare glimpse into the tightly woven fabric of scientific exploration, where technical precision converges with humanity's profound curiosity and indominable spirit"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lauretta, D. S. 1. (2024). The asteroid hunter: a scientist's journey to the dawn of our solar system (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lauretta, D. S. 1970-. 2024. The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist's Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System. Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lauretta, D. S. 1970-. The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist's Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lauretta, D. S. 1970-. The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist's Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System First edition., Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2024.

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