Planets and Moons  ID: 13857

Imaging Asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx has imaged Bennu better than we have Earth and our own Moon. Since its arrival at the asteroid on December 3, 2018, the spacecraft has discovered boulders the size of buildings, and imaged the surface down to 5 centimeter per pixel resolution. Its onboard cameras captured stunning footage of the sample collection event on October 20, 2020. OSIRIS-REx imaged Bennu for the last time on April 7th, 2021, and will return to Earth in 2023 with samples it collected from the asteroid's surface.
 

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James Tralie (ADNET):
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Walt Feimer (KBRwyle):
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Jonathan North (USRA):
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Michael Lentz (USRA):
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Krystofer Kim (USRA):
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Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA):
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Kel Elkins (USRA):
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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons