NASA has released the latest progress of its osiri Rex mission, including the discovery that a spacecraft is orbiting the rocky asteroid Bennu at close range. The agency points out that Bennu is an asteroid made up of debris from other space rocks and is the result of large collisions in the past. The study of the debris revealed the presence of a meteorite from a larger nearby planet. < / P > < p > NASA explained in a new animated educational video that some of the rocks they found at Bennu were brighter than others on the asteroid – some of them much brighter, raising questions about their origins. NASA’s Osiris Rex observed and studied the rocks and revealed that the lighter boulders came from the asteroid Vesta. < / P > < p > these lighter boulders are known to be between 5 and 14 feet in size and are located in Bennu’s southern hemisphere, near the equator. NASA said the material that might have deposited on Bennu was part of the impact of the parent asteroid. < / P > < p > some of the debris from this impact gathered together under the action of gravity and eventually formed this angular rock mass. However, solving this mystery requires a variety of sophisticated devices, including Osiris Rex’s visible and infrared spectrometer (ovirs) tools that can be used to break down light reflected from bright rocks into different colors. Researchers can piece together the composition of these boulders by looking at the light and dark parts of each color of light. Global Tech