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Bennu’s Equatorial Ridge

Bennu’s Equatorial Ridge
Bennu’s Equatorial Ridge On 29 March 2019, the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took this image of a region of dark regolith on asteroid Bennu. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was positioned over Bennu’s northern hemisphere, looking southward over the asteroid’s equatorial bulge. The field of view shown is 51.2 meters wide. For scale, the bright, rectangular rock above the dark region is 2.4 meters wide, about the size of a long bed on a pickup truck. This image was taken during Flyby 4 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase. Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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