Equatorial Boulder Region

This image shows a region near asteroid Bennu’s equator that contains many large boulders. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 4 from a distance of 2.9 miles (4.6 km). The field of view is 213 ft (64.9 m). For scale, the triangular boulder on the horizon is 30 ft (9.2 m) high, which is almost as tall as the tail of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. 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 down and west toward the equator.

Date Taken: April 4, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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