Both asteroids are small fragments re-accumulated to form an aggregate body and may have formed from the same original shattered parent body.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft gets extra time to prepare for it long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu
The spacecraft will attempt its first sample collection on 20 October and is equipped to do it three times if necessary.
The collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.
The rocky surface of the asteroid has surprised scientists, they need help finding the perfect landing spot for OSIRIS-REx.
An asteroid exploded in the sky & crashed into the ocean a year ago — and we found out just recently.
Asteroid Bennu's rotation period is getting shorter by roughly one second every 100 years.
After studying Bennu for a year, OSIRIS-REx will give it a 'gentle high-five' in 2020 for a sample.
Scientists think Bennu is a leftover from the beginning of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
We targeted Bennu precisely because we thought it had water-bearing minerals: OSIRIS-REx mission lead.
The NASA mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began.
The mission aims to bring back the biggest sample of asteroid ever, roughly 60 grams.
OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid hunting spacecraft flew past the Earth, coming within 17,237 km of Antarctica
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently on a seven-year journey to rendezvous with, study, and return a sample of Bennu to Earth. This sample of a primitive asteroid will help scientists understand the formation of our solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago.
The Earth's gravity will fling the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, travelling at a staggering speed of 19,000 miles (30,758 km) per hour.
A NASA spacecraft has started searching for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids.
Nasa's Osiris-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu successfully executes first deep space maneuver
The maneuver has put the Osiris-REx mission on track for an Earth flyby in September 2017.
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Armchair conspiracy theorists are spreading panic based on the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission claiming that 1000 asteroids are headed to the earth.
NASA has successfully maneuvered its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on way to asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach it.
US space agency NASA on Thursday launched the nation's first mission that will visit an asteroid and bring precious samples back to Earth.
A U.S. space probe was cleared for launch to collect and return samples from an asteroid in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth.