Widespread carbon-bearing materials on near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu

@article{Simon2020WidespreadCM,
  title={Widespread carbon-bearing materials on near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu},
  author={Amy A. Simon and Hannah H. Kaplan and Victoria E. Hamilton and Dante S. Lauretta and Humberto Campins and Joshua P. Emery and Maria Antonietta Barucci and Daniella N. DellaGiustina and Dennis C. Reuter and Scott A. Sandford and Dathon R. Golish and Lucy F. Lim and Andrew J. Ryan and Benjamin Rozitis and Carina A. Bennett},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={370}
}
The complex history of Bennu's surface The near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu is a carbon-rich body with a rubble pile structure, formed from debris ejected by an impact on a larger parent asteroid. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is designed to collect a sample of Bennu's surface and return it to Earth. After arriving at Bennu, OSIRIS-REx performed a detailed survey of the asteroid and reconnaissance of… Expand
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