The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Opposition surge observed by Hayabusa at Itokawa
Filed under Hayabusa (MUSES-C), asteroid 25143 Itokawa, pretty pictures, asteroids, global views
An opposition surge occurs when a viewer is standing directly between the Sun and an object it illuminates.
ISAS / JAXA
Original image data dated on or about October 27, 2005.
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