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Asteroids Bennu and Ryugu may have formed directly from collision in space

Written by  Monday, 01 June 2020 12:13
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Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 02, 2020
Scientists with NASA's first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, are gaining a new understanding of asteroid Bennu's carbon-rich material and signature "spinning-top" shape. The team, led by the University of Arizona, has discovered that the asteroid's shape and hydration levels provide clues to the origins and histories of this and other small bodies. Bennu, the target asteroid fo

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