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Itokawa: A sea otter?

Filed under pretty pictures, fun, asteroids, asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Hayabusa (MUSES-C)

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Itokawa: A sea otter? Hayabusa's scientists see a sea otter in the shape of Itokawa, and refer to its parts as the "head," "neck," "body," and even the "shell" being clutched in the otter's paw.

JAXA / Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about November 1, 2005

 

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