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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa2 approaches Earth

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Hayabusa2 approaches Earth Hayabusa 2 took this series of images of Earth with its Optical Navigation Camera on December 3, 2015, as it approached for its gravity-assist flyby. During that time, Hayabusa2 closed from 200,000 kilometers to just 36,000 kilometers away from Earth.

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Original image data dated on or about December 3, 2015.

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