Closest View Of Nightingale

This image shows sample site Nightingale itself, which is located high in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. The targeted touchdown point is visible in the lower left quadrant, southwest of the rock in the center of the image. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 3 from a distance of 0.2 miles (0.3 km). The field of view is 13 ft (4 m). For reference, the rock in the center of the image is 2 ft (70 cm) long, which is about the length of a small ice chest. The image was obtained during the mission’s Reconnaissance C phase. When it was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam north and to the east.

Date Taken: March 3, 2020

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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