Boulders on Bennu’s Equatorial Ridge

This image shows several large boulders positioned on asteroid Bennu’s equatorial ridge. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 12, from a distance of 1.7 miles (2.8 km). The field of view is 132 ft (40.3 m). For scale, the largest boulder on the horizon is over 17 ft (5.2 m) tall, which is about the height of a two-story house. The image was obtained during Flyby 6B of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam south and to the west.

Date Taken: April 12, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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