Northern Crater

This image shows a large crater and a few boulders in a region near asteroid Bennu’s north pole. 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 130 ft (39.6 m). For scale, the visible portion of the crater is 50 ft (15.3 m) wide, which is the width of a basketball court. 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 farther north and to the west.

Date Taken: April 12, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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