Bennu Up Close

This wide shot and pair of close-ups was taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. They show a region in asteroid Bennu’s northern hemisphere. The wide-angle image (left) covers a 180 m wide area filled with rocks, including some large boulders, and a “pond” of regolith that is mostly devoid of large rocks. The two close ups show details of areas in the wide image, specifically a 15 m boulder (top) and the regolith pond (bottom). The close up frames are 31 m) across. The boulder depicted is about the same size as a humpback whale.

Image Credit: NASA

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