Bennu Particle Trajectories – January 19, 2019

This animation illustrates the modeled trajectories of particles that were ejected from Bennu’s surface on January 19. After ejecting from the asteroid’s surface, the particles either briefly orbited Bennu and fell back to its surface or escaped away from Bennu and into space.

Date Taken: Jan. 19, 2019

Credit: Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lauretta & Hergenrother et al., Science 10.1126


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