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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu

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Arrival at asteroid Bennu

This image of Bennu was taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of around 50 miles (80 km).

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft executed a maneuver that transitioned it from flying toward Bennu to operating around the asteroid.

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