Boulders on Bennu’s Eastern Limb
This image provides a view of the region around Bennu’s equator. 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 837 ft (255 m) wide. The large, protruding boulder near the center of the image is 115 ft (35 m) wide, which is about the length of two boxcars. The spacecraft obtained the image during Flyby 2 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase by pointing the camera to the east while flying over Bennu’s equator.
Date Taken: March 14, 2019
Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
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