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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Asteroid Itokawa

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

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Asteroid Itokawa Hayabusa took this image of Itokawa at around 11:40 a.m. Japan Standard Time on November 4 [6 p.m. November 3 Pacific Standard Time] when it was about 1 kilometer (a little more than half a mile) from its surface.


Original image data dated on or about November 4, 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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