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Amazing Hayabusa images

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

10-11-2005 9:36 CST

Topics: mission status, pretty pictures, asteroids, asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)

These photos pretty much speak for themselves. They are amazing.

Hayabusa's shadow on Itokawa

ISAS / JAXA

Hayabusa's shadow on Itokawa
Hayabusa captured this photo of Itokawa as it passed between the Sun and the tiny asteroid on November 10, 2005. Hayabusa's shadow is visible on the surface of the asteroid -- a tiny spacecraft causing a tiny solar eclipse on a tiny object.
Hayabusa's target marker released!

ISAS / JAXA

Hayabusa's target marker released!
This is a photo of the target marker released by Hayabusa toward the "Muses Sea" site sampling target on Itokawa on November 10, 2005.
 
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