PIA23555: Bennu Particles (Animation)
 Target Name:  Asteroid
 Product Size:  2532 x 1417 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NASA
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This animation illustrates the modeled trajectories of particles that were ejected from Bennu's surface on Jan. 19, 2019. After ejecting from the asteroid's surface, the particles either briefly orbited Bennu and fell back to its surface or escaped from Bennu and into space.

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NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lauretta & Hergenrother et al., Science 10.1126

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