A Plume of Particles on Bennu

Bennu Particle Eject

A Plume of Particles on Bennu

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Space scientists continue to investigate the possibilities behind particles rising from the surface of the asteroid Bennu. The objects were photographed by the University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission orbiting Bennu. UA astronomer Carl Hergenrother is studying the pictures and suggests Bennu is an "active" asteroid, a rare find in our solar system.

Carl Hergenrother spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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Topic(s)

Asteroids, comets, meteors

Date

May 03, 2019

Presenter(s)

Hergenrother, Carl

Object(s)

Bennu

Mission(s)/Instrument(s)

OSIRIS-REx