On Aug. 17, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft obtained the first images of its target asteroid Bennu from a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km), or almost six times the distance between the Earth and Moon. Bennu is visible as a moving object against the stars in the constellation Serpens. Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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This artist's concept shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passing by Earth. Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Arizona

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