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).
Source: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
Published: March 19, 2019
Historical Date: December 2, 2018