Shadows on Bennu’s Northern Limb

This image shows a region of asteroid Bennu’s north pole. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 29 from a distance of 2.1 miles (3.4 km). The field of view is 158 ft (48.2 m). For scale, the brightest rock in the image, to the right of the image’s center, is 4 ft (1.1 m) wide, which is about the size of a dining room table. 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 toward the north pole.

Date Taken: March 29, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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