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Documenting Debris

Documenting Debris

JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST

Documenting Debris
Since we wanted to see what happened when the SCI exploded, Hayabusa2 released a deployable camera called DCAM3 before evacuating. This camera monitored the action and relayed images back to the spacecraft. Through the eyes of DCAM3, we saw debris lifted off the surface of Ryugu as the SCI hit.

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 April 5, 2019

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