OSIRIS-REx Space Probe Reaches Asteroid
The asteroid is expected to near Earth in 150 years
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx space probe reached the Bennu asteroid.
Research by scientists has shown that the asteroid will near the Earth in 150 years although it is hoped there will be no collision.
“Watch a quick recap of my December, including the milestone I reached today: going into orbit around Bennu for the first time,” NASA’s OSIRIS REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission wrote on Twitter.
In 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will take a soil sample of Bennu using a 3-meter robotic arm.