Boulder Cluster and Crater in Northern Hemisphere

This image shows a partial view of asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere and equatorial region. Visible in the center right of the image is a crater that may contain sampleable material. The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 18, from a distance of 2.1 miles (3.4 km). The field of view is 787 ft (240 m). For scale, the pointed rock sitting on the boulder near the center of the image is 24 ft (7.3 m) long, which is about the length of a dump truck. 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 slightly north.

Date Taken: April 18, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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