Bennu

01.01.19
NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu

The asteroid is now the smallest celestial body orbited by a spacecraft.

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12.10.18
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid
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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid

NASA's explorer could provide insights into the early Solar System.

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12.03.18
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has arrived at the asteroid Bennu
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has arrived at the asteroid Bennu

Its mission is to collect a surface sample and return it to Earth.

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12.21.16
NASA dominated space and social media in 2016
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NASA dominated space and social media in 2016

The space agency was a big winner despite funding woes.

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09.06.16
NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday
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NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday

Here's how to follow along with the first stages of a seven-year mission.

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07.29.16
ICYMI: NASA hunts for life hidden in an asteroid
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ICYMI: NASA hunts for life hidden in an asteroid

Life could have begun with the impact of organic materials.

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01.15.14
NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid
01.15.14

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen "name a star" gifts -- wouldn't you rather put your name on a spacecraft...

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