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Bennu from the north, 4 December 2018

Bennu from the north, 4 December 2018

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Bennu from the north, 4 December 2018
An animation of a full rotation of Bennu from a perspective near its north pole, as seen by OSIRIS-REx on 4 December 2018. The series of 31 MapCam images was taken over the course of about 4 hours and 19 minutes, from 11.4 miles away at the beginning of the sequence to 9.3 kilometers at the end. This first pass was one of 5 flyovers of Bennu’s poles and equator that OSIRIS-REx conducted during its Preliminary Survey of the asteroid.

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Original image data dated on or about December 4, 2018

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