The asteroid NASA just landed on turns out to be hollow, with a large 'void' at its center. It may be spinning itself to death.

Published Nov 08 2020 at 1:11 PM GMT
  • The asteroid Bennu just keeps getting more bizarre.
  • When NASA decided to send a probe to land on a space rock and bring back samples, it picked Bennu for its seemingly smooth surface " perfect landing ground.
  • But once the Osiris-Rex spacecraft had made the 200-million-mile journey to Bennu, the images it beamed back revealed a landscape covered in boulders and rock fields.
  • NASA eventually chose the flattest spot it could find to land, and the touch-and-go operation to scoop up material.



  • Published Nov 8, 2020 1:11 PM GMT