North East of Nightingale’s Crater

This image shows a detailed view of several large boulders located near sample site Nightingale on asteroid Bennu. The sample site is west and south of these boulders (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 oval-shaped boulder on the left side of the image is 8 ft (2.4 m) long, which is about the length of a horse. 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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