Graphic Comparing Asteroids Bennu and Ryugu

Asteroid Comparison: Bennu and Ryugu

Asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, has some similarities with asteroid Ryugu, the target of JAXA’s Hayabusa2 mission — but the two asteroids have their differences, too. Humanity will soon have a chance to compare and contrast the asteroids more thoroughly as the two missions explore them in more depth and return samples to Earth.

Credit: University of Arizona


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