Closing in on Bennu

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is closing in on the asteroid Bennu. On 17 /august, the spacecraft obtained its first images of its target asteroidfrom a distance of 2.2 million km. That’s about 6X the distance from the Earth to the Moon. This cropped set of five images was obtained over the course of an hour to assist the mission’s navigation team. Bennu is visible as a moving object against the stars in the constellation Serpens.

Image Credit: NASA

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