Sharp-Edged Boulder

This image shows a sharp-edged boulder located in asteroid Bennu’s southern hemisphere. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on July 3, from a distance of 0.4 miles (0.7 km). The field of view is 30 ft (9.3 m). For scale, the angular boulder is 9 ft (2.8 m) long, which is about the length of a pool table. The image was obtained during the mission’s Orbital B phase at 5:30 pm Local Solar Time. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam straight down.

Date Taken: July 3, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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