View of Bennu’s North and Equator

This image gives a partial view of Bennu’s northern hemisphere and equatorial region. The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 18, from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The field of view is 818 ft (249.2 m). For scale, the small rock situated on the large, flat boulder near the center of the image is 8 ft (2.5 m) wide, which is about the same length as a horse. 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 south and to the west.

Date Taken: April 18, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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