First close-up look shows asteroid Bennu is a holey watery world

NASA's asteroid-hunting probe, Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), only arrived at the asteroid Bennu a week ago, and it's already made a startling discovery. After analyzing data gathered by the craft, the team found that Bennu is rich in water molecules, locked away in clay minerals... Continue Reading NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu Category: Space Tags: Asteroid NASA OSIRIS REx Spacecraft Water

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

NASA's asteroid-hunting probe, Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), only arrived at the asteroid Bennu a week ago, and it's ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Gizmag

On a rock two million kilometres away, water

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

NASA Releases First Data from OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

OSIRIS-REx Findings OSIRIS-REx has been busy ever since it arrived at the asteroid Bennu on December 3. The latest updates from NASA reveal that the space rock is porous, blue, and covered in ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

OSIRIS-REx discovers water on asteroid, confirms Bennu as excellent mission target

From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid. During this ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment

On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Thu 6 Dec 18 from Science Now

The first sample-return mission to an asteroid

Hello to Bennu

Thu 6 Dec 18 from The Economist

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