OVIRS

AcronymDefinition
OVIRSOSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (asteroid study; US NASA)
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"The presence of hydrated minerals across the asteroid confirms that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the composition of primitive volatiles and organics," said Amy Simon, OVIRS Deputy Instrument Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The presence of hydrated minerals across the asteroid confirms that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the composition of primitive volatiles and organics, said Amy Simon, OVIRS deputy instrument scientist at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
"OVIRS is key to our search for organics on Bennu," Dante Lauretta, principal investigator for the OSIRIS-REx mission at the University of Arizona in Tucson, said in the (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-to-map-the-surface-of-an-asteroid) statement .
OVIRS, which will map the asteroid in visible and near-infrared, will work in tandem with another instrument, the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES), which will map it in thermal infrared.