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NASA showcases the most shocking Bennu image ever

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/1/30 14:11:25     readed:195

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Now, as NASA prepares to study the asteroid for months, the OSIRIS-REx team has shown the most impressive Bennu image ever. Captured from orbit by the detector's NavCam imaging tool, these photos give us a better understanding of the surface of Bennu debris scattering.

Two photos released by NASA, with incredible details, show Bennu's rock surface covered with debris of different sizes. OSIRIS-REx will eventually have to choose a place where asteroid material samples can be captured, as it will try to avoid the many jagged rocks we see in the image.

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"These two OpNav images of Bennu's southern hemisphere, each with an exposure time of about 1.4 milliseconds, were taken from a distance of about a mile on 17 January," NASA wrote. "They have been tailored and their contrast has been adjusted to better display surface features." NASA says the second image shows a large stone about 165 feet in diameter.

OSIRIS-REx will study the asteroid's surface next year, get various readings and return them to Earth. Ultimately, OSIRIS-REx will bring asteroid samples back to Earth.

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