Extended Data Fig. 4: Schematic of Preliminary Survey, showing passes over the north pole, equator, and south pole. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 4: Schematic of Preliminary Survey, showing passes over the north pole, equator, and south pole.

From: The unexpected surface of asteroid (101955) Bennu

Extended Data Fig. 4

Each trajectory leg lasts two days. The observations consist of MapCam mosaics made far from Bennu, both on the inbound and outbound legs from the closest approach, OLA observations made near the closest approach, both inbound and outbound, and additional MapCam mosaics made soon after the OLA observations but on the outbound legs of the polar flybys only. The time of closest approach to the pole was set at a nominal 17:00 utc for all flybys.