View of the North from Bennu’s Southern Hemisphere

This image provides a steeply angled view of a region of asteroid Bennu’s equator and northern hemisphere. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 28 from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.6 km). The field of view is 170 ft (52 m) wide. For scale, the largest boulder in the upper left corner of the image is 48 ft (14.5 m) wide, which is about the length of a semi-truck trailer. 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 up toward the far north.

Date Taken: March 28, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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