Anaglyph of TAGSAM and Bennu During Checkpoint Rehearsal

This anaglyph shows a 3D view of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sampling arm – called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) – and asteroid Bennu during the mission’s Checkpoint Rehearsal. Sample site Nightingale is visible in the left of the image frame, located in the relatively clear, dark patch. For reference, the bright, rectangular boulder on the crater’s south rim (lower left) is 7.5 ft (2.3 m) long, which is about the size of a door. The TAGSAM head is 1 ft (0.3 m) wide.

The anaglyph was made from two images taken by the SamCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 14. Each image was encoded using filters of chromatically opposite colors—one made with red and the other with cyan. When viewed through color-coded anaglyph glasses, each of the two images reaches the eye it’s intended for, and a 3D image is produced.

Date Taken: April 14, 2020

Instrument Used: OCAMS (SamCam)

Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona


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