Planets and Moons  ID: 13856

A Web Around Asteroid Bennu

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


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Dan Gallagher (USRA):

Kel Elkins (USRA):
Lead Data Visualizer

Michael Moreau (NASA/GSFC):
Deputy Project Manager

Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona):
Principal Investigator

Kenny Getzandanner (NASA/GSFC):

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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