Mixed Rock Types in Bennu’s Equatorial Region

This image shows a region near asteroid Bennu’s equator containing boulders and rocks of various compositions. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 11, from a distance of 2.9 miles (4.6 km). The field of view is 209 ft (63.6 m). For scale, the oddly-shaped, light-colored boulder in the upper left corner is 30 ft (9.1 m) long, which is about the length of a city bus. The image was obtained during Flyby 6A 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 to the west.

Date Taken: April 11, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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