Osprey Crater

This image shows the crater where sample site Osprey is located near asteroid Bennu’s equator. The crater is visible on the left side of the image, and the sample site is located in the shadowed eastern side of the crater. The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on February 11 from a distance of 0.4 miles (0.6 km). The field of view is 164 ft (50 m). For reference, the large boulder resting on the crater’s northern wall is 17 ft (5.2 m) long, which is about the length of a box truck. The image was obtained during the mission’s Reconnaissance B phase. When it was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing MapCam north and to the west.

Date Taken: Feb. 11, 2020

Instrument Used: OCAMS (MapCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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