Fractured Boulder in Bennu’s Southern Hemisphere

This image shows a large fractured boulder and a smaller reflective rock located in a region of asteroid 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 length of the fracture on the large boulder is 50 ft (15.1 m), which is the width of a basketball court. 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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