Bennu is an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the Sun, creation, and rebirth. He may have been the original inspiration for the phoenix legends that developed in Greek mythology.

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Watch OSIRIS-REx's Complex Orbital Path Around Bennu in This Cool Animation

Asteroid Bennu is old before its time thanks to the sun

OSIRIS-REx Would Have Sunk Deep into Asteroid Bennu if it Tried to Land

Incredible video of NASA’s OSIRIS REx doing a quick tap-and-go on asteroid Bennu, showing how it’s exterior is made up of loosely packed rock, akin to a plastic ball pit. Had they not immediately fired thrusters, it would have continued plummeting straight down into the asteroid

Asteroid Bennu is essentially a ball of cosmic confetti — studies say

Asteroid Bennu nearly swallowed up NASA's sampling spacecraft

Asteroid Bennu nearly swallowed up NASA's sampling spacecraft

Asteroid Bennu’s Surface Regolith is Primarily Loose Rubble, Scientists Say

Dramatic sampling shows asteroid Bennu is nothing like scientists expected

Surprise – Again! NASA Spacecraft Reveals Asteroid Bennu Is Not What It Seemed

NASA reveals ‘astonishing’ discovery about Bennu asteroid

NASA spacecraft collected 250-gram sample from asteroid Bennu

NASA Reveals Surface of Asteroid Bennu is Like Plastic Ball Pit

New insights about surface, structure of asteroid Bennu

NASA OSIRIS-REx Mission Sample Collection Reveals Asteroid Bennu’s Sub-Surface

Asteroid Bennu sports landslide and massive crater from tiny space rock

Asteroid Bennu may have got its spinning-top shape from landslides

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Observes Asteroid Bennu’s Boulder “Body Armor”

Asteroid Bennu's mysterious missing craters suggest 'impact armoring' protecting the surface

Bennu and Ryugu Asteroids: Diamonds in the Sky