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Getting the Dirt on Creation, Inside OSIRIS-REx's First Close Look at Bennu


OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, Bennu asteroid

This artist's rendition depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft sweeping its instrumental gaze across its target, the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, to generate a precise map of the surface and its composition.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Arizona

Last week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) the science team of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission presented their first findings from the asteroid, Bennu. As expected, the spacecraft had uncovered evidence of liquid water in Bennu's past.

From Scientific American
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