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An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa

An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa

ISAS / JAXA

An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa
This tiny animation of Itokawa represents 20 individual images taken between 18:10 on September 5 and 00:30 on September 6, 2005, from a distance of less than 700 kilometers away. The animation confirmed ground-based estimates of its rotation rate, about once per 12 hours.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about September 6, 2005

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