Angled Boulder on Bennu’s Northern Hemisphere

This image shows a boulder jutting out from asteroid Bennu’s northern 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 133 ft (40.5 m). For scale, the boulder is 47 ft (14.3 m) long, which is about the height of the Hollywood sign. 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 northern hemisphere.

Date Taken: April 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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