101955 Bennu

  • Asteroid Bennu is flinging rocks into space

    OSIRIS-Rex’s target turns out to be very rare, and very active, posing problems for the mission. ...

    Asteroid 101955 Bennu, which NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample-return mission has been orbiting since 31 December 2018, keeps ...

    Space March 19, 2019
  • Two billion kilometres later, OSIRIS-Rex reaches Bennu

    NASA’s mission completes half its two-way journey. Andrew Masterson reports.

    NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft ...

    Space December 4, 2018
  • Hello, Bennu!

    NASA mission sends back first picture after two year journey.

    This is an image of the asteroid Bennu, its first portrait taken by NASA’s Osiris-Rex mission when it finally reached...

    Space November 2, 2018
  • When NASA met Bennu

    Asteroid-sampling spacecraft gets first glimpse of its target, and the excitement notches up. Ric...

    Eyes across a crowded solar system: OSIRIS-Rex spots Bennu (circled) for the first time.NASA / Goddard / University o...

    Space August 27, 2018
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