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Ryugu's bouldery surface

Ryugu's bouldery surface

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JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST

Ryugu's bouldery surface
A close-up view of Ryugu shows terrain located north of the equatorial bulge. The ground slopes away steeply from the ridge, with slopes as high as 34 degrees; "downhill" is toward the top of this photo. Some of the boulders seem to be stacked on each other ("imbricated"), implying that they slid downhill from bottom to top.

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Original image data dated on or about October 3, 2018

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