Bennu Particle Ejection Event – Jan. 19, 2019

This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 19 was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft: a short exposure image (1.4 ms), which shows the asteroid clearly, and a long exposure image (5 sec), which shows the particles clearly. Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each layer.

Date Taken: Jan. 19, 2019

Instrument Used: NavCam 1

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin


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