Bennu’s Southern Limb and Large Crater

This image shows asteroid Bennu’s south pole and a large crater in the southern hemisphere. 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 847 ft (258 m) wide. For scale, the light-colored, rectangular rock at the top of the image is 27 ft (8.3 m) wide, which is the width of a tennis court. The spacecraft obtained the image during Flyby 2 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase by pointing the camera to the south while flying over the equator.

Date Taken: March 14, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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