Asteroid Bennu’s Surface Like a Pit of Plastic Balls, NASA’s Spacecraft Almost Sank Into It, Say Scientists

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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While scientists believed that asteroid Bennu had a smooth and plain surface, they were recently astonished to learn the true nature of its exterior. An analysis of the data gathered by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft revealed that Bennu's surface consists of loosely packed particles that resemble a pit filled with plastic balls.

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