OREANDA-NEWS  The results of the study, which determined the coordinates and assessed the danger, were published on the NASA website. The data was collected using the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. For about two years, in the immediate vicinity of the asteroid, it collected information about its size, shape, mass, and also tracked the rotation and orbital trajectory. OSIRIS-REx collected a sample of Bennu rock and dust from its surface. The device will deliver these samples to Earth on September 24, 2023. According to scientists, the study will help understand the history of the solar system and the role of sunlight in changing Bennu's orbit. 

“The OSIRIS-REx data gives us much more accurate information, we can calculate Bennu's future trajectory with a very high degree of confidence until 2135”, - said the study leader Davide Farnocchia.  “We have never simulated the trajectory of an asteroid with such precision before”.

Scientists predict that the asteroid will approach Earth in 2135. The object will not pose a threat to our planet at this time, but researchers still need to understand the exact trajectory in order to understand how the Earth's gravity will change the trajectory of the asteroid around the Sun and how this will affect the danger of collision with the Earth.

While the likelihood of a collision with Earth is very small, Bennu remains one of the two most dangerous known asteroids in the solar system, along with another space object - 1950 DA.