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Aug 14, 2019
NASA locks down four potential landing sites on asteroid Bennu to collect samplesThe collection of samples is slated for 2020, with the spacecraft expected to return by September 2023.
Mar 20, 2019
NASA's plan to dig for dirt, gravel from asteroid Bennu isn't going very wellThe Osiris-Rex spacecraft revealed the asteroid which is 70 million miles from Earth is covered with boulders.
Mar 18, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission finds asteroid Bennu spinning faster and faster over timeAsteroid Bennu's rotation period is getting shorter by roughly one second every 100 years.
Jan 09, 2019
NASA OSIRIS-REx captures Earth, moon, asteroid Bennu in a single frameThe picture was taken days before the NASA probe zoomed in to the asteroid's orbit on New Year’s Eve.
Jan 02, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit in milestone, record for the missionAfter studying Bennu for a year, OSIRIS-REx will give it a 'gentle high-five' in 2020 for a sample.
Dec 12, 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx finds tiny asteroid Bennu rich in moisture, scattered with rocksScientists think Bennu is a leftover from the beginning of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Dec 11, 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe finds evidence of water on its target asteroid BennuWe targeted Bennu precisely because we thought it had water-bearing minerals: OSIRIS-REx mission lead.
Dec 04, 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx lands on Bennu in agency's first asteroid sample-return missionOSIRIS-Rex could uncover a means of mining asteroids for precious resources like metals & water.
Nov 30, 2018
NASA spacecraft designed to bring samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth on courseThe NASA mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began.
Nov 02, 2018
NASA's OSIRIS-REx captures close-up of near-Earth asteroid Bennu before landingOSIRIS-REx is expected to return with samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu in 2023.