An “apocalypse asteroid” that could spell doom for our planet.
It was taken by Osiris-Rex spacecraft.
IN DEPTH: Bennu asteroid from asteroid
Bennu, an asteroid that sits 72,000 miles away.
It has been branded an “apocalypse asteroid”, and NASA says it’s a chance to hitting our planet in the next century.
80,000 times more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast.
Osiris-Rex hasn’t been milled (1.6km) above the space rock’s surface.
NavCam 1 navigation camera, navigation camera,
At around 500 meters across, Bennu is the smallest object ever orbited by a spacecraft.
It is clear that there is no need for any further information.
This space is what aims to help you understand our planet.
NASA has previously said that it’s a potentially dangerous nature.
But you shouldn’t be worrying too much.
This is because there was a heading for Earth.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished with permission..