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First close-up snaps of asteroid Bennu released


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  • The title was changed to First close-up snaps of asteroid Bennu released
 

Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon, but the resolution of the images on the site seems sub par for some reason.

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Looks like a big ball of dirt that you could slowly push your way through. Is that a rock floating at
2:00 o'clock?

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I see that rock at 2 o'clock. It's apparently a high spot in the terrain, catching the sunlight, while its lower-lying surroundings remain dark. I magnified the right hand edge of the image, and viewed it at maximum brightness.

A number of smaller detached bits of light become visible, also a couple of attached bits that reach out rightward into the darkness; one shaped like branches, another, an incomplete arc. All are raised bits of the terrain, it appears. Sights like these are often seen along the terminator on the Moon, the boundary between its lighted and dark portions, when viewed with a telescope.

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