Boulder Formations Near Bennu’s Equator

This image shows a small region near asteroid Bennu’s equator that contains boulders of differing compositions. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 21 from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The field of view is 159 ft (48.4 m). For scale, the large, light-colored boulder in the upper right of the image is 31 ft (9.5 m) wide, which is about length of a city bus. The image was obtained during Flyby 3 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the equator, pointing PolyCam slightly to the south.

Date Taken: March 21, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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