Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Northern Bennu Boulder Imaged by PolyCam

Northern Bennu Boulder Imaged by PolyCam
Northern Bennu Boulder Imaged by PolyCam This image shows one of the largest boulders on asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. It was taken on 7 March 2019 by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of 4.6 kilometers. The field of view in the image is 58.2 meters and the boulder itself measures 23.5 meters. The image was obtained during Flyby 1 of the mission’s Detailed Survey: Baseball Diamond phase while the spacecraft was flying over Bennu’s equator and pointing PolyCam to the north and west of the asteroid. Instrument Used: OCAMS (PolyCam) NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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