Rocks near Small Crater in Bennu’s Equatorial Region

This image shows a detailed view of a small area in asteroid Bennu’s equatorial region. The area contains a number of smaller rocks, and is located directly to the right of a small crater. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on July 15, from a distance of 0.4 miles (0.7 km). The field of view is 31 ft (9.4 m). For scale, the bright, triangular shaped rock (bottom center) is 5.4 ft long (1.7 m), which is about the size of a kangaroo. The image was obtained during the mission’s Orbital B phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was just south of the equator, pointing PolyCam straight down.

Date Taken: July 15, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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