Image of Asteroid Bennu from Earth May 2012

Earth-Based View of Asteroid Bennu, April 2012

On April 20, 2012, researchers observed asteroid Bennu (then known as 1999 RQ36) using the 1.5-m Kuiper Telescope at the University of Arizona. This image is a combination of 86 images taken with 60-second exposures using the telescope’s R filter.

Date Taken: April 20, 2012

Instrument Used: University of Arizona 1.5-m Kuiper Telescope

Credit: Carl Hergenrother/University of Arizona


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