Edge of Building-Sized Boulder

This image shows the edge of the building-sized boulder that is situated outside sample site Nightingale’s crater on asteroid Bennu. The sample site is directly west of the boulder (outside of the image frame). 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 15 ft (4.7 m). For reference, the large fractured boulder in the upper right is 5.5 ft (1.7 m), which is about the length of a bicycle. 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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