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101955 Bennu (provisional designation 1999 RQ36)<ref>We have a winner! The OSIRIS-REx asteroid's name is: Bennu!</ref> is an Apollo asteroid discovered by the LINEAR Project on September 11, 1999. It is the planned target of the OSIRIS-REx mission which is intended to return samples to Earth for further study.<ref name="NASA-20150331-db">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="NASA press release" /> It is a potential Earth impactor and is listed on the Sentry Risk Table with the third highest rating on the Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale.<ref name="risk-table" />

101955 Bennu has a mean diameter of approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and has been observed extensively with the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar and the Goldstone Deep Space Network.<ref name="Nolan2013" /><ref name="GDSCC-img" /><ref name="Hudson et al. 2000" />


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101955 Bennu (provisional designation 1999 RQ36)<ref>We have a winner! The OSIRIS-REx asteroid's name is: Bennu!</ref> is an Apollo asteroid discovered by the LINEAR Project on September 11, 1999. It is the planned target of the OSIRIS-REx mission which is intended to return samples to Earth for further study.<ref name="NASA-20150331-db">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="NASA press release" /> It is a potential Earth impactor and is listed on the Sentry Risk Table with the third highest rating on the Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale.<ref name="risk-table" />

101955 Bennu has a mean diameter of approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and has been observed extensively with the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar and the Goldstone Deep Space Network.<ref name="Nolan2013" /><ref name="GDSCC-img" /><ref name="Hudson et al. 2000" />


101955 Bennu sections
Intro   Possible Earth impact    Spacecraft missions    Name    Gallery    See also    References    External links   

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