Planets and Moons  ID: 13908

Exploring Asteroid Bennu Through Technology

It’s hard to imagine what the surface of a dark, distant asteroid might look like, but NASA’s "Tour of Asteroid Bennu" brings us on a journey to see this landscape up close. The video, which was released in October 2020, uses elevation data and high-resolution imagery from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to provide viewers with stunning 3D vistas of Bennu’s rugged terrain. On August 9th and 11th, 2021, “Tour of Asteroid Bennu” will be featured in the SIGGRAPH awards electronic theater. Producer Dan Gallagher and data visualizer Kel Elkins discuss the making of the video, and how data-driven animation is enabling viewers to explore new worlds like Bennu.

Learn more about the making of "Tour of Asteroid Bennu."

Data provided by: NASA/University of Arizona/CSA/York University/Open University/MDA

 

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Credits

Dan Gallagher (KBRwyle):
Producer
Interviewee

Kel Elkins (USRA):
Lead Visualizer
Interviewee

Rob Andreoli (AIMM):
Videographer

Ernie Wright (USRA):
Visualizer

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET):
Technical Support

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Data provided by NASA/University of Arizona/CSA/York University/Open University/MDA.

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Mission:
OSIRIS-REX

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> SIGGRAPH
SVS >> Visualization techniques
SVS >> Interview
SVS >> OSIRIS-REx
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Bennu