Imaging Asteroid Bennu
Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Published: May 18, 2021
Historical Date: May 11, 2021
OSIRIS-REx has imaged Bennu in higher resolution than we have Earth and our own Moon. Since its arrival at the asteroid on Dec. 3, 2018, the spacecraft has discovered boulders the size of buildings and imaged the surface down to 5 centimeter-per-pixel resolution.
Its cameras captured stunning footage of the sample collection event on Oct. 20, 2020. OSIRIS-REx imaged Bennu for the last time on April 7, 2021, and will return to Earth in 2023 with samples it collected from the asteroid's surface.