Top-Down View of Boulder Spine

This image provides a top-down view of a small section of the long spine of boulders in Bennu’s southern hemisphere. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 5 from a distance of 1.7 miles (2.8 km). The field of view is 127 ft (38.8 m). For scale, the long, thin boulder in the middle of the image is 23 ft (7.1 m) long, which is about the length of a dump truck. The image was obtained during Flyby 5B of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam south and west.

Date Taken: April 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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