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Queen legend Brian May talks NASA asteroid mission collaboration in exclusive interview

Famed Queen guitarist and citizen astronomer Brian May collaborated with NASA’s asteroid mission OSIRIS-REx, helping scientists find a suitable landing spot on the space rock that turned out to be completely different from what they had expected and designed their mission for.

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May, who famously completed his PhD in astronomy in 2007 after a more than 30-year hiatus enforced by Queen’s rise to fame in the early 1970s, sat down with to discuss his collaboration with the groundbreaking mission, NASA’s first attempt to collect a piece of space rock and deliver it to Earth.

“Bennu: 3-D Anatomy of an Asteroid”, authored by May and OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta, is available in the U.S. ( from University of Arizona Press and in the U.K. from London Stereoscopic Company and AMAZON.

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