Bennu asteroid mission: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captures first images of asteroid it aims to orbit

Two years after launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, closing in on a small but potentially hazardous asteroid known as Bennu, has captured the first images of its quarry, mission managers said Friday. It’s the latest milestone in an ambitious attempt to study the body in detail and, eventually, to bring back samples from its surface. Five […]