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Surprises About Asteroid Bennu Discovered By NASA

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Surprises About Asteroid Bennu Discovered By NASA

Surprises About Asteroid Bennu Discovered By NASA

According to Gizmodo.com, "Near-Earth asteroid Bennu is not what it seems. Instead of a smooth surface sprinkled with a few large boulders, scientists discovered a rough, rocky planetoid spewing plumes of dust and gravel." Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson, stated, β€œThe discovery of plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career.

And the rugged terrain went against all of our predictions.”

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Surprises About Asteroid Bennu Discovered By NASA

AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BY NASA; MANDATORY CREDIT.

THE IMAGE, WHICH WAS TAKEN BY THE POLYCAM CAMERA, SHOWS BENNU WAS STRETCHED TO INCREASE CONTRAST BETWEEN HIGHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS.

AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BY NASA/GODDARD/UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA; MANDATORY CREDIT AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BY NASA/GODDARD/UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA; MANDATORY CREDIT.




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