Site Osprey Crater and Surrounding Region
This image shows a highly angled view of sample site Osprey on asteroid Bennu. It provides a good sense of the rocky terrain located southeast of the site. Bennu’s darkest boulder, Gargoyle Saxum, is also visible in the upper right. The image was taken by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 4, 2019, from a distance of 3 miles (4.9 km). The field of view is 225 ft (68.6 m). The image was obtained during Flyby 5A of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the northern hemisphere, pointing PolyCam south and to the west. This image is rotated and Bennu’s north is located at the bottom of the frame.
Date Taken: April 4, 2019
Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam)
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
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