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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hayabusa approaches Earth

Filed under pretty pictures, Hayabusa (MUSES-C), Earth, spacecraft, art

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Hayabusa approaches Earth Hayabusa approaches Earth; in this artist's view, it has just released its sample capsule. The spacecraft bus will follow the capsule, breaking into pieces and burning up.

Corby Waste and Tommy Thompson for NASA / JPL

Original image data dated on or about June 13, 2010

 

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