Northern Boulder Imaged by PolyCam

This image shows one of the largest boulders on asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. It was taken on March 7 by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of 2.9 miles (4.6 km). The field of view in the image is 191 feet (58.2 meters) and the boulder itself measures 77 feet (23.5 meters) on its longest dimension, which is about the same length as one-fourth of an American football field.

The image was obtained during Flyby 1 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase while the spacecraft was flying over Bennu’s equator and pointing PolyCam to the north and west of the asteroid.

Date Taken: Mar. 7, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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