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Asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft as of June 2018, in color [DEPRECATED]

Asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft as of June 2018, in color [DEPRECATED]

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Montage by Emily Lakdawalla. Data from NASA / JPL / JHUAPL / UMD / JAXA / ESA / OSIRIS team / Russian Academy of Sciences / China National Space Agency. Processed by Emily Lakdawalla, Daniel Machacek, Ted Stryk, Gordan Ugarkovic.

Asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft as of June 2018, in color [DEPRECATED]
A montage of 17 of the 18 asteroids and comets that had been photographed up close as of June 2018, when Hayabusa2 arrived at Ryugu. Click here for an updated version, which includes Arrokoth and a better image of Bennu.

For other versions (with correct relative albedo, rearranged, and/or with differently organized text) contact Emily Lakdawalla

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček : Emily Lakdawalla : Gordan Ugarkovic : Ted Stryk

Original image data dated on or about June 25, 2018

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