Boulders in Bennu’s North

This image shows a flow of boulders and rocks located in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. 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 (39.5 m). For scale, the small, shiny rock in the lower right of the image is 5 ft (1.5 m) wide, which is the length of a bicycle. 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 north and west.

Date Taken: April 12, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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