Hayabusa's last view
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, pics of Earth by planetary missions, Earth, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)
This is the final photo captured by Hayabusa as it approached its reentry into Earth's atmosphere. It was taken roughly an hour before the end of the mission, after it had already released the sample capsule.
JAXA / processed by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about June 13, 2010