Spinning Top Shape

This image shows asteroid Bennu’s spinning top shape. It was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 29, from a distance of 5 miles (8 km). From the spacecraft’s vantage point, half of Bennu is sunlit and half is in shadow. The asteroid is 1,673 ft (510 m) in height – a bit taller than the Empire State Building.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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