Bennu’s Boulder No. 1 Imaged by PolyCam

This image shows a portion of the largest boulder on Bennu, located in the southern hemisphere. The PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took the image on March 7 from a distance of 3 miles (4.8 km). The field of view for the image is 191 ft (58.2 m) wide. For scale, the shiny rectangular rock just to the north of the boulder is about 5 ft (1.5 m) wide, which is about the length of a bicycle. The image was obtained during Flyby 1 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the equator, pointing PolyCam to the south and west.

Date Taken: March 7, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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