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Full rotation of Ryugu from optical navigation images

Full rotation of Ryugu from optical navigation images

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JAXA / Emily Lakdawalla

Full rotation of Ryugu from optical navigation images
These 16 images of Ryugu taken with the optical navigation camera cover a full rotation of the asteroid, which takes 7.6 hours. The images were taken during Hayabusa2's closest-yet approach to the asteroid on 6 August 2018 with its wide-angle camera.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2018

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