NASA | OSIRIS-REx Investigates Asteroid Bennu Jul 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save As featured on +2 How University of Arizona chose asteroid Bennu for a visit It's big enough, it's close enough, it's the right color and, dogonnit, scientists like it enough to visit. +2 Liftoff! University of Arizona chases an asteroid Perfect launch sends tiny craft on a 4-billion-mile journey to bring back a handful of dust. +7 UA's Dante Lauretta was 'born to lead' a NASA mission As OSIRIS-REx cruises to Bennu, Lauretta and his team are gearing up to receive its treasure. More information University of Arizona counting down to asteroid missionUA-led mission to asteroid is ready for spaceKey dates in University of Arizona-led quest for asteroid pebblesBennu asteroid like Goldilocks, just right for OSIRIS-REx missionOSIRIS-REx will 'high five' — not land — on asteroidWeather should not be problem for OSIRIS-REx launchThursday is launch day for OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroidOSIRIS-REX: Navigating by starlight on its new journey to asteroidNew University of Arizona center hopes to bring order to space chaosUniversity of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission also scanning space for 'Trojan' asteroidsAstronomers say Arizona becoming hub for asteroid explorationOn long journey to asteroid hookup, OSIRIS-REx seeks 'Trojans'No Trojan asteroids found, but OSIRIS-REx successfully prepares on-board camerasASU's journey to asteroid Psyche is shortened by 4 yearsUniversity of Arizona astronomer gets unprecedented view of exploding starUA scientists thrilled with OSIRIS-REx photos of Earth as it heads to asteroidBoth finalists for NASA's next exploration mission have UA tiesUA student in Japan working on space mission to return asteroid sampleUA-led OSIRIS-REx mission catches first glimpse of asteroid BennuUniversity of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission sets eyes on asteroid Bennu, begins approach phaseSafely there: University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx arrives at asteroid Bennu Latest video Watch Aaron Rodgers lose a beer chugging contest to Bakhtiari and Yelich Project Lab: Making a 3D printed sign Blue Sky Science: Why do butterflies stay in a cocoon and for how long? Meet Australia's craziest drinking tradition Here's how to track great white sharks in real time right from your phone Final run of Arizona Daily Star's Tucson press Blue Sky Science: Can all mosquito species transmit the Zika virus? 'Game of Thrones' finale leaves fans with a rogue water bottle and a lot of questions Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended Special Science Section 2019: Science now Feb 7, 2019 View All Promotions promotion To B2B or Not 2B promotion Pinterest Quickly Becoming a Top Marketing Tool for Your Business More Latest Local Offers Golden Goose Thrift Shop Visit http://www.goldengooseaz.com/coupon.html to receive a 20% off coupon for any one regularly priced item JD's Auto Glass Windshield chipped? Let JD's Auto Glass help you out, we will even handle the insurance claim. Call us today! Arizona Cactus Ranch 100% Pure, Concentrated Prickly Pear Nectar from Arizona Cactus Ranch! An Excellent Source of Vitamins!