Asteroid’s scars tell stories of its past

IMAGE: This image shows four views of asteroid Bennu along with a corresponding global mosaic. The images were taken on Dec. 2, 2018, by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s PolyCam camera, which is… view more  Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona By studying impact marks on the surface of asteroid Bennu – the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission – a […]

Asteroid’s scars tell stories of its past — ScienceDaily

By studying impact marks on the surface of asteroid Bennu — the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission — a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has uncovered the asteroid’s past and revealed that despite forming hundreds of millions of years ago, Bennu wandered into Earth’s neighborhood only very recently. The study, published […]

Asteroid’s scars tell stories of its past

This image shows four views of asteroid Bennu along with a corresponding global mosaic. The images were taken on Dec. 2, 2018, by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s PolyCam camera, which is part of the OCAMS instrument suite designed by UArizona scientists and engineers. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona By studying impact marks on the surface of asteroid […]