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Bennu Nightingale Landing Site

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Black and white image of landing site with an impression of the OSIRIS-REx vehicle Courtesy of NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona As NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s Touch-And-Go asteroid sample collection attempt approaches, Southwest Research Institute scientists have helped determine what the spacecraft can expect to return from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu’s surface. SwRI scientists also played a role in sample site selection, including the primary site Nightingale shown here.