Bennu’s Boulders and Limb from Detailed Survey

rocky surface with many large and small boulders
CreditNASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Historical DateMarch 7, 2019
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This image shows a view across asteroid 101955 Bennu’s southern hemisphere and into space, and it demonstrates the number and distribution of boulders across Bennu’s surface. The image was obtained on March 7, 2019 by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of about 3 miles (5 kilometers). The large, light-colored boulder just below the center of the image is about 24 feet (7.4 meters) wide, which is roughly half the width of a basketball court.