Surprises from Asteroid Bennu

  • Released Monday, December 2, 2019
  • ID: 13428

Recapping surprises at Bennu and achievements of the OSIRIS-REx mission before the final sample site announcement.

Music is "Growing Idea" from Universal Production Music.

The OSIRIS-REx team has already pushed the boundaries of scientific exploration - going from ground-based radar images from Arecibo in Puerto Rico all the way to orbiting a few hundred meters from asteroid Bennu. The team is mere months away from a sample collection attempt at the asteroid surface. Before this attempt, we take a look back at some of the major achievements, surprises, and challenges of sampling an asteroid with OSIRIS-REx.

Vertical version of the Surprises at Asteroid Bennu video.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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