Asteroid 101955 Bennu Rotating

CreditNASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Historical DateDecember 2, 2018
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This rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu is composed of 40 images captured by the PolyCam imager onboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft over a four-hour period on Dec. 2, 2018. During the observation period, the spacecraft’s range to the center of the asteroid decreased from about 15.3 to 14.6 miles (24.6 to 23.5 kilometers).