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Asteroid Itokawa

Asteroid Itokawa


Asteroid Itokawa
Hayabusa took this image of Itokawa at around 11:40 a.m. Japan Standard Time on November 4 [6 p.m. November 3 Pacific Standard Time] when it was about 1 kilometer (a little more than half a mile) from its surface.

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Original image data dated on or about November 4, 2005

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