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Ryugu's surface from the descending MASCOT

Ryugu's surface from the descending MASCOT

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Ryugu's surface from the descending MASCOT
The tiny MASCOT lander descended to the surface of Ryugu on 3 October 2018. This photo was taken from MASCOT just before touchdown. The surface of the asteroid is very dark.

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Original image data dated on or about October 3, 2018

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