Surprising astronomers, Bennu spits plumes of dust into space

It’s the first time astronomers have seen such activity on an asteroid

Bennu

BOULDERY BENNU  Near-Earth asteroid Bennu (shown in multiple views from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft) surprisingly erupts plumes of dust from its rocky surface.

D.N. DellaGiustina et al/Nature Astronomy 2019

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