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Hayabusa2 SCI impact before and after

Hayabusa2 SCI impact before and after

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

Hayabusa2 SCI impact before and after
This animation shows a 20-meter wide crater created on Ryugu after Hayabusa2's SCI experiment struck the surface with a copper impactor on 5 April 2019. The before and after pictures were taken on 22 March and 25 April 2019. The images were captured using the spacecraft's Optical Navigation Camera - Telescopic.

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