Shadowed Boulder

This image shows a shadowed view of the east side of asteroid Bennu’s largest boulder. It 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 217 ft (66.2 m). For scale, the width of the boulder is 157 ft (47.7 m), which is about the width of a football field. 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 west.

Date Taken: April 11, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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