Close-Up Angled View of Sample Site Osprey

This image shows an angled view of sample site Osprey on asteroid Bennu. The angle provides a good sense of terrain height and crater depth. Bennu’s darkest boulder, Gargoyle Saxum, is also visible (right), which gives an idea of the topography surrounding Osprey. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on March 28, 2019, from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The field of view is 164 ft (50 m). The image was obtained during Flyby 4A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam north.

Date Taken: March 28, 2019

Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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