Rocks and Boulders near Bennu’s Equator

This image shows the rocky surface of Bennu in a region just south of the asteroid’s equator. 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 width of the field of view is 185 ft (56.4 m) of Bennu’s surface. For scale, the cracked rock at the top of the image is 69 ft (21 m) long, which is about the length of four parallel parking spots. The image was obtained during Flyby 1 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase.

Date Taken: Mar. 7, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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