Shape Model of Asteroid (101955) Bennu
We present the three-dimensional shape
of near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu (provisional designation 1999
RQ36) based on radar images and optical lightcurves (Nolan et al.,
2013). Bennu was observed both in 1999 at its discovery apparition,
and in 2005 using the 12.6-cm radar at the Arecibo Observatory and the
3.5-cm radar at the Goldstone tracking station. Data obtained in both
apparitions were used to construct a shape model of this object.
Observations were also obtained at many other wavelengths to
characterize this object, some of which were used to further constrain
the shape modeling (Clark et al., 2011; Hergenrother et al., 2013;
Krugly et al., 1999).
Release Date: 2021-05-27
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"Nolan, M.C., Magri, C., Howell, E.S.,
Benner, L.A.M., Giorgini, J.D., Hergenrother, C.W., Hudson, R.S.,
Lauretta, D.S., Margot, J.L., Ostro, S.J., and Scheeres, D.J.,
Asteroid (101955) Bennu Shape Model V1.1.
urn:nasa:pds:ast-bennu.radar.shape-model::1.1. NASA Planetary Data System, 2021; doi: 10.26033/33ba-s419