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The dynamic geophysical environment of (101955) Bennu based on OSIRIS-REx measurements

Scheeres, D. J.; McMahon, J. W.; French, A. S.; Brack, D. N.; Chesley, S. R.; Farnocchia, D.; Takahashi, Y.; Leonard, J. M.; Geeraert, J.; Page, B.; Ireland, Trevor

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The top-shaped morphology characteristic of asteroid (101955) Bennu, often found among fast-spinning asteroids and binary asteroid primaries, may have contributed substantially to binary asteroid formation. Yet a detailed geophysical analysis of this morphology for a fast-spinning asteroid has not been possible prior to the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission. Combining the measured Bennu mass and shape obtained during...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/203518
Source: Nature Astronomy
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-019-0721-3

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