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Bennu particle ejection

Bennu particle ejection

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Bennu particle ejection
This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on 19 January 2019 was created by combining two images taken by OSIRIS-REx's NavCam 1 imager: a short exposure image (1.4 ms), which shows the asteroid clearly, and a long exposure image (5 sec), which shows the particles clearly. Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each layer.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

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