Imaging Asteroid Bennu

May 18, 2021
CreditNASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Historical DateMay 11, 2021
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OSIRIS-REx has imaged Bennu in higher resolution than we have Earth and our own Moon. Since its arrival at the asteroid on Dec. 3, 2018, the spacecraft has discovered boulders the size of buildings and imaged the surface down to 5 centimeter-per-pixel resolution.

Its cameras captured stunning footage of the sample collection event on Oct. 20, 2020. OSIRIS-REx imaged Bennu for the last time on April 7, 2021, and will return to Earth in 2023 with samples it collected from the asteroid's surface.