University of Central Florida asteroid expert Humberto Campins has been selected to help prepare a one-of-a-kind mission.

The mission is unique because it aims to bring back to Earth a sample of a primitive, organic-rich asteroid that is not found in any meteorite collection. This asteroid formed somewhere between Mars and Jupiter; however, its current orbit brings it relatively close to Earth (sometimes almost as close as our moon). This proximity to Earth makes it more accessible for a spacecraft visit. Continue . .

Source: UCF News & Information