Southern View of Bennu from the Equator

This image shows a view of asteroid Bennu from the equator, looking south toward the largest boulder on the asteroid, called Benben Saxum, and then off into space. It was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 14 from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.6 km). The field of view is 830 ft (253 m) wide. For scale, the light-colored rock just below the center of the image is 36 ft (11 m) wide, which is about the same length as a telephone pole. The spacecraft obtained the image during Flyby 2 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase.

Date Taken: March 14, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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