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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...
Illustration of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during a burn of its main engine. Credit: University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx executes third asteroid approach maneuver

The OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission. Launched on 8 September 2016, its mission is to study asteroid 101955 Bennu, a...

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