Rocks North of Site Osprey

This image shows a diverse group of rocks located north of backup sample site Osprey on asteroid Bennu. Rocks of different sizes, textures, and albedos are visible. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on May 26, from a distance of 0.2 miles (0.3 km). The field of view is 11 ft (3.5 m). For reference, the rock sitting on the boulder (lower right) is 1 ft (0.3 m) across, which is about the size of a frying pan. The image was obtained during the mission’s Reconnaissance C phase. When it was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam nearly straight down.

Date Taken: May 26, 2020

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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