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101955 Bennu

(Bennu, 1999 RQ36)
(near-Earth asteroid that is the target of a planned sample-return mission)

101955 Bennu (provisional designation: 1999 RQ36) is a near-Earth asteroid discovered in 1999. The mission in planning, OSIRIS-REx, aims to visit it, remove a sample and return to Earth.

Its diameter is on the order of 500 meters and its orbit is sufficiently close to Earth's that a future impact is possible.


(asteroid,minor planet,near-Earth object)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101955_Bennu
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~0500000km~0lynearest101955 Bennu
~02.35AU~0lyfurthest101955 Bennu

Referenced by:
near-Earth object (NEO)
OSIRIS-REx

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