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Raumfahrt - OSIRIS-REx - ASTEROID SAMPLE RETURN MISSION -Update 14

24.04.2019

Bennu's south pole

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Look at all the different types of rocks in one small area near Bennu's south pole. You've got sharp rocks, fluffy-looking rocks, dark and light rocks, big and small. Over on the lower left, there are even two white rocks sitting on a dark rock. What all is going on here?

This was taken during Flyby 3 of Baseball Diamond phase from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.5 km). The pear-shaped, light-colored boulder in the lower left quadrant of the image is about 8 ft (2.4 m) wide -- the same size as a horse.

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Here's another cool vantage point. I took this image while flying over Bennu's equator, looking down toward Boulder #1 and then off into space. There is so much material on Bennu, and just so much blackness in space.

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Here's another view of Bennu's largest boulder, which protrudes from the asteroid's southern hemisphere. I took this on Mar. 7 during Flyby 1 of Baseball Diamond phase. To get this angle, I pointed PolyCam down and west while flying over the equator.

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Quelle: NASA

 

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