Dark Region on Bennu
This image shows a small portion of a very large outcrop in Bennu’s southern hemisphere. This outcrop contains some of the darkest material on the asteroid. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 28 from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The field of view is 157 ft (48 m). For scale, the squarish, light-colored rock to the left of the image’s center is 6 ft (1.8 m) long, which is about the same height as a man. The image was obtained during Flyby 4A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam slightly northward.
Date Taken: March 28, 2019
Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
full (1024x1024) | thumbnail (150x150) | medium (300x300) | medium_large (640x640) | large (640x640) | 1536x1536 (1024x1024) | 2048x2048 (1024x1024) | banner-xm (427x240) | banner-sm (640x360) | banner-med (854x480) | banner-large (1024x576) | banner-full (1024x720)