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Hayabusa2 photo of Ryugu during sampling descent

Hayabusa2 photo of Ryugu during sampling descent

JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST

Hayabusa2 photo of Ryugu during sampling descent
Hayabusa2 took this photo with its optical navigation camera at an altitude of about 180 meters, before it entered its final descent to grab a sample from asteroid Ryugu, on 21 February 2019.

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 February 21, 2019

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