Planets and Moons  ID: 20220

Bennu's Journey

Bennu's Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system. Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years, asteroid Bennu has had a tough life in a rough neighborhood - the early solar system. Bennu's Journey shows what is known and what remains mysterious about the evolution of Bennu and the planets. By retrieving a sample of Bennu, OSIRIS-REx will teach us more about the raw ingredients of the solar system and our own origins.

The animation was produced in an 8 x 3 aspect ratio at a resolution of 5760 x 2160 and is available in its full resolution, 4K Ultra HD, 1080HD and 720HD versions in both a letter boxed and a 16 x 9 cropped format.

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Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Michael Lentz (USRA): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Video Editor
Michael Lentz (USRA): Video Editor
Jason Charles Miller: Narration
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Producer
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Dante Lauretta (The University of Arizona): Scientist
Edward Beshore (The University of Arizona): Scientist
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Writer
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Writer
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Writer
Michael Lentz (USRA): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

Music composed by Steven Archer