All the Rocks

Three research papers on Bennu have recently been published as scientists analyze all the data collected by the OSIRIS-REx mission in space.

Beth Johnson
3 min readAug 4, 2022

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IMAGE: A SwRI-led study found that the rocky fragments dominating the surface asteroid Bennu are weakly bound, exhibiting near-zero cohesion, probably due to size and low gravity of the small body. CREDIT: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

Research papers on Bennu have been coming out in droves these days as scientists analyze all the data collected by the OSIRIS-REx mission, and we have not one but two new papers today.

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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan