Bennu’s Named Surface Features

This map shows the various surface features on Bennu with names approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The asteroid’s surface features — such as craters, dorsa (peaks or ridges), fossae (grooves or trenches) and saxa (rocks and boulders) — are named after birds and bird-like creatures in mythology. Explore the surface features and the origins of their names here .

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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