“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.”

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