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Agency Reveals Details About Bennu, Including Finding Possible Lifeforms

KEY POINTS OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from Bennu on Oct. 20 Bennu came from a parent body which had enough heat to keep water in its soils Nightingale will be the…

Asteroid Bennu Could Shed Light on How Ingredients for Life Reached Earth | Smart News

A series of studies published last week in the journals Science and Science Advances offer a new, detailed look at the makeup of a small asteroid called Bennu. The studies…

Scientists study the rugged surface of near-Earth asteroid Bennu — ScienceDaily

As the days count down to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s Touch-And-Go asteroid sample collection attempt, Southwest Research Institute scientists have helped determine what the spacecraft can expect to return from the…

NASA reveals secrets of near-Earth asteroid Bennu ahead of daring heist

The past 4.5 billion years have been an incredibly lonely period for the asteroid 101955 Bennu. A gigantic impact in the early days of the solar system smashed an ancient…

Asteroid Bennu may have been home to ancient water flows

Perhaps as a prelude to this attempt, researchers just published a number of new studies about the geochemistry of Bennu today in the journals Science and Science Advances, providing some…

US probe to touch down on asteroid Bennu on October 20

The asteroid Bennu, as photographed by OSIRIS-REx, on December 2, 2018 After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx will descend to asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on October 20, touching…

NASA spacecraft discovers chunks of asteroid Vesta on asteroid Bennu

Osiris-Rex snapped these views of bright boulders on asteroid Bennu in 2019. They appear to have come from asteroid Vesta. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona Asteroid Bennu, the subject of NASA’s Osiris-Rex…