FIRST IMAGE OF BENNU
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has had its first glimpse of its future home, the asteroid Bennu. It took the image from 2.3 million km away as it began its final approach.
“Right now, Bennu looks just like a star, a point source. That will change in November, when we will begin detailed observations and we’ll start seeing craters and boulders,” says Carl Hergenrother, leader of the working group for OSIRIS-REx. The spacecraft is due to arrive at Bennu on 3 December.