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Itokawa: A sea otter?

Itokawa: A sea otter?

JAXA / Emily Lakdawalla

Itokawa: A sea otter?
Hayabusa's scientists see a sea otter in the shape of Itokawa, and refer to its parts as the "head," "neck," "body," and even the "shell" being clutched in the otter's paw.

Original image data dated on or about November 1, 2005

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