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Opposition surge observed by Hayabusa at Itokawa

Opposition surge observed by Hayabusa at Itokawa

ISAS / JAXA

Opposition surge observed by Hayabusa at Itokawa
An opposition surge occurs when a viewer is standing directly between the Sun and an object it illuminates.

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Original image data dated on or about October 27, 2005

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