Long Boulder and Shadow

This image shows the long shadow of an oddly-shaped boulder located in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 4 from a distance of 3 miles (4.9 km). The field of view is 226 ft (69 m). For scale, the boulder is 62 ft (18.9 m) long, which is about the length of a bowling alley lane. The image was obtained during Flyby 5A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam due west.

Date Taken: April 4, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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