Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Regolith pond on Bennu

Regolith pond on Bennu

Click to view full image

NASA / Goddard/ University of Arizona

Regolith pond on Bennu
This trio of images acquired by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on 25 February approximately 1.8 kilometers from the surface shows a wide shot and two close-ups of a region in Bennu’s northern hemisphere. The wide-angle image (left), obtained by the spacecraft’s MapCam camera, shows a 180-meter-wide area with many rocks, including some large boulders, and a “pond” of regolith that is mostly devoid of large rocks. The two closer images, obtained by the high-resolution PolyCam camera, show details of areas in the MapCam image, specifically a 15-meter boulder (top) and the regolith pond (bottom). The PolyCam frames are 31 meters across.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Explore related images: pretty pictures, OSIRIS-REx, asteroid 101955 Bennu

Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate

"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

I'm In!