“A Huge Surprise” –NASA Unveils First-Ever Asteroid Plumes


NASA at Asteroid Bennu


“The discovery of plumes is one of the biggest surprises of my scientific career,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona about near-Earth asteroid Bennu. “And the rugged terrain went against all of our predictions. Bennu is already surprising us, and our exciting journey there is just getting started.”