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Bennu’s Southern Region

15 Apr 2019, 13:21 UTC
Bennu’s Southern Region
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I really like the perspective of this image.

Bennu is only about 492 meters across and the surface gravity is reportedly in the order of 10 – micro-g (Spaceflight Now) these rocks/boulders really are barely held together.

NASA: This image shows a view across asteroid 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 Mar. 7 by the PolyCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a distance of about 3 miles (5 km). 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.

Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

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