Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Itokawa from 90 degrees longitude

Itokawa from 90 degrees longitude

ISAS / JAXA

Itokawa from 90 degrees longitude

Seen from this perspective, the asteroid reminded Hayabusa mission members of a sea otter:

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

Original image data dated on or about November 1, 2005

Explore related images: pretty pictures, asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Hayabusa (MUSES-C), asteroids, global views

Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate