Bennu, the closest asteroid to Earth, passes close to our planet once every six years and is estimated to hit between 2175 and 2199, although the odds are minimal.
Here is another view of Bennu's largest boulder protruding from the southern hemisphere of the asteroid. I took March 7 during the Flyby 1 phase of Baseball Diamond. To get this angle, I pointed PolyCam down and west as I flew over the equator.
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– OSIRIS-REx of NASA (@OSIRISREx) 15 April 2019
This is a good example of some of the oblique viewing angles we are working on to get to Bennu. The shadows at this angle give a sense of height to the boulder – and we can see more surface details from this angle than if I were only looking down.
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– OSIRIS-REx of NASA (@OSIRISREx) 12 April 2019
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