Southern End of Bennu’s Boulder Spine

This image shows the southern end of a 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 129 ft (39.4 m). For scale, the large boulder at the bottom of the image is 34 ft (10.3 m) wide, which is about the length of two mid-sized cars. 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 to the west.

Date Taken: April 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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