Shadows on Bennu’s Southern Limb

This image shows the southern limb of asteroid Bennu. 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 157 ft (48 m). For scale, the rectangular-shaped, light-colored rock in the upper right corner is 7 ft (2.1 m) long, which is about the same length as a fishing pole. 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 toward the south pole.

Date Taken: March 28, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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