Line-Streaked Boulder

This image shows a detailed view of a line-streaked boulder in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. The surrounding area is densely populated with large boulders. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on July 23, from a distance of 0.4 miles (0.7 km). The field of view is 32 ft (9.6 m). For scale, the small, bright rock to the right of the boulder is 23.6 inches (0.6 m) across, which is about the size of a bicycle tire. The image was obtained during the mission’s Orbital B phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam straight down.

Date Taken: July 23, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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