Overhead View of Bennu’s Largest Boulder
This image provides an overhead view of Bennu’s largest boulder, Boulder No. 1. The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 19, from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.6 km). The field of view is 831 ft (253.3 m). For scale, the largest boulder is 190 ft (58 m) wide, which is about the width of a soccer field. The image was obtained during Flyby 7B of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing MapCam south.
Date Taken: April 19, 2019
Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
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