Itokawa in color
Filed under best of, pretty pictures, global views, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)
Hayabusa captured the three images for this true-color view of Itokawa on September 19, 2005. Itokawa is the smallest asteroid that has been visited by a spacecraft at 535 by 294 by 209 meters.
JAXA / ISAS / color composite by Ricardo Nunes
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Original image data dated on or about September 19, 2005