A Web Around Asteroid Bennu

  • Released Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Updated Monday, August 8, 2022 at 3:40PM
  • ID: 13856

101955 Bennu is one of Earth’s closest planetary neighbors – an asteroid roughly the height of a skyscraper, and since late 2018, the place that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has called home. When OSIRIS-REx arrived on December 3, 2018, it began wrapping Bennu in a complex web of observations. OSIRIS-REx departed Bennu on May 10, 2021 on a return voyage to Earth, bringing with it over 60 grams of sample collected from the asteroid. This narrated video presents the mission’s complete trajectory during its time at Bennu.

Data provided by: NASA/University of Arizona/CSA/York University/Open University/MDA

360° VERSION — Experience the “Web Around Asteroid Bennu” in this interactive, 360° video, optimized for mobile devices and desktop browsers. Transcript available.

Universal Production Music: “Visionary” by Andy Blythe and Marten Joustra; “Babel” by Max Cameron Concors

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

No description available.

STILL IMAGE – OSIRIS-REx briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu on October 20, 2020 and collected a sample for return to Earth.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight CenterData provided by NASA/University of Arizona/CSA/York University/Open University/MDA


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