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Muses Sea on Asteroid Itokawa

Muses Sea on Asteroid Itokawa

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Muses Sea on Asteroid Itokawa
This image of Itokawa shows the largest flat area on the asteroid, which lies near the midsection, and which the JAXA team has dubbed Muses Sea -- a word-play on the generic label of the spacecraft, MUSES-C, before it launched and was renamed Hayabusa.

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 October 20, 2005

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