Rocky Region Near Bennu’s Equator

This image shows a rocky, boulder-filled region located just north of asteroid Bennu’s equator. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 12, from a distance of 2.8 miles (4.5 km). The field of view is 130 ft (39.5 m). For scale, the long, slender boulder in the right of the image is 34 ft (10.3 m) long, which is about the length of a city bus. 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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