Straight-Edged Boulder Near Bennu’s Equator

This image shows a large, straight-edged boulder near asteroid Bennu’s equatorial region. The boulder is situated among much smaller rocks, which can be seen at its base (lower left). The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on August 5, from a distance of 0.4 miles (0.7 km). The field of view is 31 ft (9.4 m). For scale, the boulder’s flat, sunlit edge is 18 ft (6 m) long, which is about the length of a canoe. The image was obtained during the mission’s Orbital B phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was just north of the equator, pointing PolyCam straight down.

Date Taken: August 5, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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