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Hayabusa2 Ascends

Hayabusa2 Ascends

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

Hayabusa2 Ascends
Hayabusa2 snapped this picture while ascending from its sample grab. Hayabusa2’s shadow can be seen along with a dark splotch where the spacecraft’s thrusters lifted dust and fragments off Ryugu’s surface. The yellow arrow points to the bright target marker.

Here is a version without the arrow:

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 February 22, 2019

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