Northern Craters

This image shows a region near asteroid Bennu’s north pole. Two craters that may contain sampleable material (center and center right) are visible. The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 18, from a distance of 2 miles (3.6 km). The field of view is 830 ft (253 m). For scale, the central crater is 56 ft (17 m) across, which is about the length of a boxcar. The image was obtained during Flyby 7A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing MapCam north and slightly east.

Date Taken: April 18, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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