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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa's shadow on Itokawa

Filed under Hayabusa (MUSES-C), asteroid 25143 Itokawa, pics of spacecraft in space, pretty pictures, asteroids, spacecraft

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Hayabusa's shadow on Itokawa Hayabusa captured this photo of Itokawa as it passed between the Sun and the tiny asteroid on November 10, 2005. Hayabusa's shadow is visible on the surface of the asteroid -- a tiny spacecraft causing a tiny solar eclipse on a tiny object.


Original image data dated on or about November 10, 2005.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.


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