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Itokawa rotates under Hayabusa

Itokawa rotates under Hayabusa

ISAS / JAXA / Øyvind Guldbrandsen

Itokawa rotates under Hayabusa
This animation consists of 57 separate images captured by the Hayabusa spacecraft as the tiny asteroid Itokawa (535 by 294 by 209 meters in size) rotated underneath it. The images are actually from three separate rotations; they were sorted and lined up into this animation by Øyvind Guldbrandsen of the Norwegian Astronautical Society.

Click here for a full-resolution movie containing 169 frames (AVI format, 3.8 MB)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Øyvind Guldbrandsen

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