Planets and Moons  ID: 11661

Bennu's Journey Teaser

The solar system today is an orderly place, much quieter than it was in its turbulent youth. How did our Sun, the Earth and the planets evolve from a whirlpool of gas, dust, and fiery droplets of molten rock? To answer this question, scientists are planning to visit asteroid Bennu (1999 RQ-36), which is composed of the same raw ingredients that created the planets. Bennu is a survivor of our solar system's early chaos, and following its journey will teach us a great deal about our own origins. This video is the official teaser for Bennu's Journey, a signature animation of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission; the full-length video will be released in November 2014.

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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Video Editor
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Producer
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Scientist
Edward Beshore (The University of Arizona): Scientist
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Project Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-028 -- Bennus Journey

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