This trio of pictures obtained by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx shuttle demonstrates a wide shot and two close-ups of an area in space rock Bennu‘s northern half of the surface. The wide-edge picture (left), gotten by the rocket’s MapCam camera, demonstrates a 590-foot (180-meter) wide region with numerous stones, including some extensive rocks, and a “lake” of regolith that is for the most part without expansive rocks. The two closer pictures, acquired by the high-goals PolyCam camera, show subtleties of regions in the MapCam picture, explicitly a 50-foot (15 meter) rock (top) and the regolith lake (base). The PolyCam outlines are 101 feet (31 meters) crosswise over and the rock delineated is around indistinguishable size from a humpback whale.
The pictures were taken on February 25 while the rocket was in circle around Bennu, roughly 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the space rock’s surface. The perception plan during the current day accommodated one MapCam and two PolyCam pictures like clockwork, taking into account this blend of setting and detail of Bennu’s surface.
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona