Bennu - updates

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In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:26 AM

OSIRIS-REx enters asteroid Bennu's orbit after closely studying it for several weeks

ORBIT. This November 16, 2018 photo from NASA'€™s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, obtained December 3, 2018 courtesy of NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona, shows the asteroid Bennu from a distance of 85 miles (136 km). Photo from HO / NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona / AFP

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Aug 25, 2018 - 12:34 PM

The first, blurry images of Bennu were taken on August 17 at a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

From drinking cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission

Aug 29, 2016 - 5:45 PM

An invention inspired by the iconic beverage cup will launch into space aboard the United States first robotic mission aimed at scooping up 4 5 billion year old dust from an asteroid

OSIRIS-REx will travel to near-Earth asteroid Bennu on a sample return mission. Credit: NASA