NASA’s OSIRIS-REx finds signs of water on the asteroid Bennu

The craft will spend 2019 scoping out the best spot to grab a handful of space rock dust

asteroid bennu

ROUGH TERRAIN  The boulder-strewn asteroid Bennu, shown here in a mosaic of images taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on December 2, is full of water-rich minerals.

Univ. of Arizona/Goddard/NASA

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Planetary Science

From the Nature Index

Paid Content