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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa's shadow on Itokawa

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

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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.

ISAS / JAXA

Original image data dated on or about November 10, 2005

 

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