Osiris Rex

A view of the outside of the OSIRIS-REx sample collector. Sample material from asteroid Bennu can be seen on the middle right. Scientists have found evidence of both carbon and water in initial analysis of this material. The bulk of the sample is located inside. Photo: NASA/Erika Blumenfeld & Joseph Aebersold

OSIRIS-REx Samples from Asteroid Bennu Revealed

OSIRIS REx Samples from Asteroid Bennu have been Revealed by NASA and show evidence of high-carbon content and water, the building blocks of life.

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Podcast Episode 34 l Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Returns From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

From the Archives: NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 b...

Final Image of Asteroid Bennu Captured by Spacecraft OSIRIS REx as it left on May 10, 2021. 360 on History

Spacecraft OSIRIS REx On Its Way From Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

NASA's Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples after orbiting it for two years. It collected them in October 2020 & is expected to drop them on Earth in 2023 before continuing to...

Composite image of asteroids Bennu and Ryugu

Video Episode 15 | Collecting Soil from Asteroids

A new Video Episode on 2 missions Collecting Soil samples from Asteroids. The missions are called Hayabusa2 & OSIRIS REx, visiting asteroids Ryugu and Bennu.

Nightingale Site on Asteroid Bennu for soil collection

Podcast Episode 18 | Collecting Soil from Asteroids

We are talking about collecting soil samples from asteroids Ryugu and Bennu via two space missions and bringing them back to Earth!

Bringing soil samples back from asteroids

Two missions, Hyabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, have the lofty goals of bringing back samples from two asteroids.

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