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Bennu from the south, 17 December 2018

Bennu from the south, 17 December 2018

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Bennu from the south, 17 December 2018
This image was captured by OSIRIS-REx’s MapCam imager on 17 December 2018 as the spacecraft flew under Bennu’s south pole during the mission’s Preliminary Survey of the asteroid. The image has an exposure time of 9.3 milliseconds and was taken from a distance of about 12 kilometers while the spacecraft was traveling away from the asteroid.

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Original image data dated on or about December 17, 2018

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