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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Muses Sea on Asteroid Itokawa

Filed under Hayabusa (MUSES-C), asteroid 25143 Itokawa, pretty pictures, asteroids

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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.


Original image data dated on or about October 20, 2005.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.


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