Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Osprey backup sample site on asteroid Bennu

Osprey backup sample site on asteroid Bennu
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. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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