Bennu’s Rocky South Pole

This image shows a region near asteroid Bennu’s south pole. It was taken on March 21 by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The field of view is 166 ft (50 m). For scale, the pear-shaped, light-colored boulder in the lower left quadrant of the image is about 8 ft (2.4 m) wide, which is the same length as a horse. The image was obtained during Flyby 3 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was flying over the equator, panning to the south.

Date Taken: March 21, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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