Long Shadows in the North

This image shows the long shadows of Bennu’s far northern region. 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 (40.2 m). For scale, the small rock sitting in the middle of the larger boulder on the right is 5.6 ft (1.7 m) long, which is the size of a person. 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 far north and west.

Date Taken: April 12, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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