Equatorial Crater Rim

This image shows the edge of a large crater located on asteroid Bennu’s equator. The image 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). There are two candidate sample collection sites located inside this crater. The field of view for the image is 128 ft (39 m). For scale, the bright, thin rock face on the right side of the image is 8 ft (2.4 m) long, which is about the same length as a horse. 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 toward the equator.

Date Taken: April 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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