North Side of Bennu’s Benben Saxum

This image shows a view of the north side of asteroid Bennu’s largest boulder, Benben Saxum. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 29 from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.6 km). The field of view is 170 ft (51.7 m) wide. Benben is 98 ft (30 m) high, which is about the height of the Lincoln Memorial. The image was obtained during Flyby 4B of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam down toward the south.

Date Taken: March 29, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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