Boulder with Embedded Rocks

This image shows a large boulder located in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere that has a number of lighter rocks on its southeastern face. 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 132 ft (40.2 m). For scale, the boulder is 68 ft (20.6 m) tall, which is about height of the tail on a 747 aircraft. 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 north and west over the equator.

Date Taken: April 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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