Image of the Asteroid 101955 Bennu, an Apollo asteroid (a group of near-Earth asteroids which cross the Earth's orbit) discovered by the LINEAR Project on 1999 September 11. NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Bennu on December 3 at 11:45 a.m. EST / 16:45 UTC, for a two-year mission which will include scooping-up a sample of surface material and returning the sample to Earth about three years afterward. NASA will provide live coverage of the space probe's arrival at the asteroid; more information:
Link >>> https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-provides-live-coverage-of-spacecraft-arrival-at-asteroid-that-may-have-answers-to
(Image Sources: NASA, Wikipedia.org, By OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft - asteroidmission.org (NASA), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74604130)
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