The 12 newly named features on Asteroid Bennu

The features on Asteroid Bennu have been given official names. Bennu’s own name was inspired by an ancient Egyptian deity, depicted as a bird, that was associated with the Sun, creation and rebirth. In keeping with this theme, the features have been given names related to mythological birds and bird-like creatures.

Credit:

NASA/OSIRIS-REx

About the Image

Id:
iau2002a
Type:
Planetary
Release date:
7 March 2020, 08:25
Related releases:
iau2002
Size:
3600 x 1800 px

About the Object

Type:
Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:
Press Release Images


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