Southern Boulder Region

This image shows a region in the southern hemisphere of asteroid Bennu that contains a large population of boulders. 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 190 ft (58 m) wide. For scale, the smaller, smooth, rectangular boulder on the left is 40 ft (12.1 m) across, which is about the length of a standard telephone pole. 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 east.

Date Taken: Mar. 7, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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