Rocks on a Boulder in Bennu’s Southern Hemisphere

This image shows several smaller rocks lying on a boulder in asteroid Bennu’s southern hemisphere. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 28 from a distance of 2.1 miles (3.4 km). The field of view is 154 ft (46.8 m). For scale, the largest rock on the boulder is 9 ft (2.6 m) wide, which is about the same length as a pool table. 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 to the south.

Date Taken: March 28, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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