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UPDATE: The Bennu asteroid sample collection was successful! Almost *too* successful

On Oct 24, 2020
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5/5 @OSIRISREx will stick around Bennu until March 2021. Plenty of science left to do. Even after it leaves, there's a LOT more to do. Those samples will be studied for decades. Let's hope they get to Earth and into the eager hands of scientists. https://t.co/TGtnIp0X9W /fin
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The NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft attempted to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, and during a press conference on Friday (23 October), team scientists announced they were not only successful, they were wildly successful: They expected to get 60 grams of material, but instead ...

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On Oct 24, 2020
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5/5 @OSIRISREx will stick around Bennu until March 2021. Plenty of science left to do. Even after it leaves, there's a LOT more to do. Those samples will be studied for decades. Let's hope they get to Earth and into the eager hands of scientists. https://t.co/TGtnIp0X9W /fin
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UPDATE: The Bennu asteroid sample collection was successful! Almost *too* successful

UPDATE: The Bennu asteroid sample collection was successful! Almost *too* successful

The NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft attempted to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, and during a press conference on Friday (23 October), team scientists announced they were not ...

NASA plan to sample asteroid Bennu delayed by coronavirus pandemic

NASA plan to sample asteroid Bennu delayed by coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's sampling attempt.

NASA is about to play 'tag' with asteroid Bennu: Here's how it will work.

NASA is about to play 'tag' with asteroid Bennu: Here's how it will work.

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will "TAG" asteroid Bennu Tuesday (Oct. 20) and collect a sample for return to Earth.

Bennu at 300 Pixels

Bennu at 300 Pixels

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft obtained this image of the asteroid Bennu on November 16, 2018, from a distance of 85 miles (136 km). The image, which was taken by the PolyCam camera, shows ...

NASA Spacecraft Collects Sample From Asteroid

NASA Spacecraft Collects Sample From Asteroid

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approached the asteroid Bennu and used a robotic arm to collect a sample from its surface on Tuesday, marking the second time humans have made contact with an ...

Asteroid Bennu Rotation

Asteroid Bennu Rotation

This 3D visualization of asteroid Bennu was created using image data taken by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Welcome to Bennu!

Welcome to Bennu!

On Dec. 10 - a week after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu - the science team shared highlights of their early up-close studies of the asteroid. Highlights include: ...

'Asteroid Ahoy!' at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

'Asteroid Ahoy!' at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

After two years and more than 1 billion miles, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will arrive at its target: the asteroid Bennu. Guided by scientists at the University of Arizona, OSIRIS-REx will ...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Executes First Asteroid Approach Maneuver

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Executes First Asteroid Approach Maneuver

GREENBELT, Md., October 1, 2018 (NASA PR) — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its first Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-1) today putting it on course for its scheduled arrival at the ...

See more of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission on Facebook

See more of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission on Facebook

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. 72K likes. Selected in 2011 as NASA's next New Frontiers mission. OSIRIS-REx launched in Sept. 2016 on a 7-year voyage to return a pristine ...

Let’s Talk Asteroids: Canadian Astronaut and a Senior Scientist Answer Your Questions

Let’s Talk Asteroids: Canadian Astronaut and a Senior Scientist Answer Your Questions

Canada is participating in the NASA led OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu. In early December the

Astrobio Top 10: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

Astrobio Top 10: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu.

Why Is Asteroid Bennu Ejecting Particles Into Space?

Why Is Asteroid Bennu Ejecting Particles Into Space?

The asteroid, which is being studied by NASA's OSIRIS-REx, shows some surprising activity on its surface, and scientists are beginning to understand what might be causing it.