101955 Bennu (Provisional Designation: 1999 RQ36)
is a near-Earth Asteroid discovered in 1999.
The mission in planning, OSIRIS-REx, plans to visit
it, remove a sample and return to Earth.
It has a diameter on the order of 500 meters. Its orbit
is sufficiently close to Earth's that a future Impact is possible.
(asteroid,minor planet,near-Earth object)
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Near-Earth Object (NEO)