Bennu PolyCam Mosaic Obtained before Spacecraft Arrival

This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). The image was obtained at a 50° phase angle between the spacecraft, asteroid and the Sun, and in it, Bennu spans approximately 1,500 pixels in the camera’s field of view.

Date Taken: Dec. 2, 2018

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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