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The team leading NASA's first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
A three-dimensional view of asteroid Bennu was created by the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter on NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
An article lists 10 ways the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission's operations and scientific exploration are advancing the asteroid frontier.
3D images taken by the UA-operated OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, flying alongside Bennu, show a jagged boulder that is 170 feet across.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's first close-up observations of asteroid Bennu reveal new details that pose a challenge to the mission's objective of returning a sample to Earth.
Carina Bennett with the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission discusses how the mission plans to use crowdsourcing platform CosmoQuest to help map asteroid Bennu.
The UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission has released some of its most detailed images yet of its target, the asteroid Bennu.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took a picture of asteroid Bennu, the Earth and the moon days before going into orbit around Bennu on Dec. 31.
On December 31, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered into orbit around the asteroid Bennu, and made Bennu the smallest object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft entered into orbit around the asteroid Bennu, making Bennu the smallest object ever to be orbited by a spacecraft.
"The findings are really, really exciting for us," said OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta during a news conference at the American Geophysical Union meeting.
Systems engineering and mathematics double major Keara Burke is helping NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft find the perfect place to collect samples on the asteroid Bennu.
Observations made by the spacecraft during its approach of Bennu reveal that the asteroid interacted with water in its early history and is an excellent specimen for the mission, which is slated to return a sample of surface material to Earth in 2023.