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NASA offers best look yet at surface of space rock Bennu

January 29th, 2019

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe has already had quite an eventful year. After initially arriving at the space rock known as Bennu in early December, the spacecraft ended 2018 by successfully entering orbit around the object, making Bennu the smallest body ever orbited by a man made spacecraft. Now, as NASA prepares for what will be …

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NASA’s asteroid probe already found water on Bennu

December 10th, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe only just arrived at its target a week ago but it’s already making important scientific observations of the space rock known as Bennu. The mission seeks to learn as much about the asteroid as possible and NASA thinks it might reveal clues about the early days of the solar system and …

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Our first up-close look at the Bennu asteroid is a messy one

December 6th, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe spent many months flying through space in order to meet up with its target, a large space rock known as Bennu. The spacecraft’s mission will be carried out over the next couple of years, but its arrival at Bennu means that we finally get a very close-up shot of the rock …

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NASA will live stream the arrival of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe

November 29th, 2018

The Mars InSight lander only just touched down on the Red Planet, but NASA is already gearing up for the landing of another incredibly interesting mission. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft (OSIRIS-REx for short) is getting ever closer to the space rock known as Bennu, and NASA is going to host …