NASA OsirisREX: Asteroid Bennu

We have discovered the heart of Bennu, on the asteroid itself!

For visibility I have rotated and colourised it below 🙂

Boulder #1

The image was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on April 19, from a distance of 2.2 miles (3.6 km). For scale, the largest boulder is 190 ft (58 m) wide, which is about the width of a soccer field.

When the image was taken, the spacecraft was over the southern hemisphere, pointing MapCam south.

Tubular Bells III: iPad Pro Test

Models created in Shapr3D, textured in Procreate, Rendered in Matter, composited in Luma Fusion, all on a freakishly fast first of its kind iPad- the iPad Pro. The compositing can run in realtime.

Music by Mike Oldfield.

3D models created by hand, with the exception of the radar data modelling Asteroid Bennu (from Earth-based radar) provided by NASA.