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Eventually, OSIRIS-REx will graze the surface of Bennu to pick up a tiny bit of material to send back to Earth. The post NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Probe Reaches Asteroid Bennu appeared first on ExtremeTech. Read More »
49 Days Ago NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has officially arrived at the asteroid Bennu after a more than two-year-long journey. The spacecraft rendezvoused with its target around noon EST, and NASA confirmed the arrival a few minutes thereafter during a live even...
49 Days Ago Today, one of NASA’s deep-space probes, OSIRIS-REx, arrived at the space rock it’s been traveling toward for the last two years, an asteroid named Bennu. At noon ET, OSIRIS-REx came within about 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the asteroid, which is closer than ever before.
49 Days Ago NASA has had a busy few months already but its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe isn't waiting for anyone. The spacecraft, which has spent the last two years traveling to the space rock known as Bennu, will finally meet its target today, and NASA will be live streaming the event so we can all enjoy their excitement.
49 Days Ago NASA has announced the successful arrival of its Origins, Spectral, Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, better known as “OSIRIS-REx.” The spacecraft has traveled more than two billion miles over more than two years, according to the space agency, which has shared an animation showing a full rotation of the Bennu asteroid.
45 Days Ago NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission won’t just take pretty pictures of the asteroid Bennu—it will also help scientists learn whether the rock will one day threaten Earth. Read more...
49 Days Ago The spacecraft will begin its close study of the primitive space rock, seeking clues to the early solar system.
49 Days Ago NASA’s OSIRIS-REx arrived today at its target asteroid, Bennu, an important step on its mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and return it to Earth.
49 Days Ago An interplanetary visitor has arrived at asteroid Bennu. On Monday, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached the relatively small asteroid after an over two-year journey through the solar system.
53 Days Ago 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.