West View of Bennu’s Largest Boulder

This image shows the west side of asteroid Bennu’s largest boulder, Benben Saxum, which is located in the asteroid’s southern hemisphere. It was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 11, from a distance of 3 miles (4.7 km). The field of view is 224 ft (68.3 m). For scale, the triangular striped rock near the center of the image is 30 ft (9.2 m), which is about the length of a school 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 south and east.

Date Taken: April 11, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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