NASA's OSIRIS-REx performed a maneuver that brought it closer to the surface of the asteroid Bennu. For the next couple of weeks, it will collect look for sites where it can safely retrieve a sample.
Space June 17, 2019
OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.
Space March 20, 2019
On Dec. 31, NASA reached another milestone after the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Bennu 70 million miles away from Earth. The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body to be orbited by a spacecraft.
Space January 2, 2019
Latest images from OSIRIS-REx spectrometers confirmed preliminary projections of Bennu’s size, rotation rate, and shape. Traces of hydroxyls were also found on the asteroid’s surface, suggesting that it might have landed on water.
Space December 13, 2018
NASA will provide a live broadcast of OSIRIS-REx's arrival at Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid. The probe will survey the space rock and collect samples from its surface before it voyages back to Earth.
Space December 3, 2018
Asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx took an amazing photo of the Earth and the Moon from 5 million kilometers away. It is just one of the many stunning photos of our planet from space.
Space January 4, 2018
On Asteroid Day, scientists draw attention to possibilities of near-Earth objects (NEO) striking home. When is the next big asteroid impact likely to take place, and what's the magnitude of damage to be expected?
Space June 29, 2017
NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-REx with the Bennu asteroid mission will be doing a cop’s job for 10 days from Feb. 9 by searching for asteroids that share an orbit with Earth.
Space February 4, 2017
The United Nations declared June 30 as International Asteroid Day to raise awareness on the dangers of asteroid impact. What are the odds of asteroids hitting planet Earth?
Space December 7, 2016
The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx has been launched into space to begin making its way to asteroid Bennu. It will return to Earth in 2023 as NASA's debut mission in bringing asteroid samples.
Space September 8, 2016
There are literally thousands of asteroids that NASA could have chosen for the Osiris-REx mission, but the agency picked Bennu. Here's why.
Space September 7, 2016
NASA announced on Thursday, Sept. 1, that it will push through with the scheduled launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission next week. The space probe is set to travel to a near-Earth asteroid in order to collect organic-rich samples.
Space September 3, 2016
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is set to make its way to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu this coming September. Its main goal is to collect various samples from the asteroid's surface and bring them back to Earth for analysis.
Space August 20, 2016
The unmanned OSIRIS-REx will gather soil from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. Bennu is a NEO that may potentially hit and destroy Earth more than 100 years from now.
Space August 1, 2016
The asteroid Bennu will soon be visited by the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, which recently arrived at the Kennedy Space Center. How could this mission trigger a new gold rush in space?
Space May 22, 2016
Not all of us can fly out to space but human talent can definitely reach greater heights. Here are the types of artworks you can send to Asteroid Bennu this September via NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Space February 22, 2016
The asteroid Bennu will soon be visited by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in an effort to understand the origins of the solar system and life on Earth. Now, NASA wants artists to send in artwork for the historic mission.
Space February 20, 2016
A team of Canadian scientists created a new device known as the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter that is capable of producing 3D models of asteroid surfaces. The laser altimeter will be included in NASA's planned Osiris mission to the Bennu asteroid in 2016.
Space December 19, 2015
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced the completed assembly of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, which will travel to asteroid Bennu to get samples back to Earth. The samples from the $800 million mission will give scientists a peek into the solar system's origin and help study potential asteroid impacts.
Space October 24, 2015
After studying rare meteorites on Earth, scientists discovered new building blocks of our solar system's birth, sulfide chondrules, that provide proof of a previously unknown region in the rotating gas disk known as the protoplanetary disk.
Space March 16, 2015