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Osprey backup sample site on asteroid Bennu

Osprey backup sample site on asteroid Bennu

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Osprey backup sample site on asteroid Bennu
This mosaic of asteroid Bennu's surface was created from 347 images taken by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on 26 May 2020. The spacecraft was 250 meters above the surface at the time. The dark crater at the bottom of the image is Osprey, a backup location from which the spacecraft could collect a sample. The large, light-colored boulder to the crater's left is 5.2 meters long. The full-size, 218 MB image is available here.

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

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