Uploaded on December 12, 2019
Nightingale mapped by Canada's OLA instrument, on OSIRIS-REx
2019-12-12 – The Nightingale site, located near asteroid
Bennu’s north pole, was selected as the OSIRIS-REx mission
final sample site.
These detailed views of the location (complete with boulders, craters and other geological features) are based on a series of measurements taken by the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter OLA, the Canadian laser instrument aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Image creation: Michael Daly, Centre for Research in Earth
and Space Science, York University
(Credits: NASA, University of Arizona, Canadian Space Agency, York University, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA))