The OSIRIS‐REx target asteroid (101955) Bennu: Constraints on its physical, geological, and dynamical nature from astronomical observations

@article{Lauretta2015TheOT,
  title={The OSIRIS‐REx target asteroid (101955) Bennu: Constraints on its physical, geological, and dynamical nature from astronomical observations},
  author={Dante S. Lauretta and Arlin E. Bartels and Maria Antonietta Barucci and Edward B. Bierhaus and Richard P. Binzel and William F. Bottke and Humberto Campins and S R Chesley and Bunny C. Clark and Beth Ellen Clark and Edward A. Cloutis and Harold C. Connolly and Mary Katherine Crombie and Marco Delbo’ and Jason P. Dworkin and J. P. Emery and Daniel P. Glavin and Victoria E. Hamilton and Carl W. Hergenrother and Catherine L. Johnson and Lorenz Keller and P. Michel and M. C. Nolan and Scott A. Sandford and Daniel J. Scheeres and A. A. Simon and B. Sutter and David Vokrouhlick{\'y} and Kevin J. Walsh},
  journal={Meteoritics \& Planetary Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={50}
}
We review the results of an extensive campaign to determine the physical, geological, and dynamical properties of asteroid (101955) Bennu. This investigation provides information on the orbit, shape, mass, rotation state, radar response, photometric, spectroscopic, thermal, regolith, and environmental properties of Bennu. We combine these data with cosmochemical and dynamical models to develop a hypothetical timeline for Bennu's formation and evolution. We infer that Bennu is an ancient object… 
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