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This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 19 was created by combining two images taken on board NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each image. Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin

Near-Earth asteroid Bennu is an active space rock

Bennu is close to Earth, it's really old and well-preserved. It might even help us in our search for clues to the origins of...
This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA probe discovered water on Bennu

OSIRIS- REx was launched on 8 September 2016 and has been slowly approaching Bennu. Recently analyzed data from NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe discovered ingredients for water...
This image of Bennu was taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of around 50 miles (80 km). Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

OSIRIS-REx arrives at Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed its journey through space of two billion kilometers and arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3,...
Artist’s conception of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during a burn of its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters. Credit: University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx executes fourth asteroid approach maneuver

The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. Launched on 8 September 2016, its mission...
NASA's OSIRIS-REx sees bennu from all sides

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sees bennu from all sides

Two years after its launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is closing in on a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu and sending back pictures that provide one gem of a...