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Ryugu from Hayabusa2, 6 June 2018

Ryugu from Hayabusa2, 6 June 2018

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Ground observation team: JAXA, Kyoto University, Japan Spaceguard Association, Seoul National University. ONC team: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.

Ryugu from Hayabusa2, 6 June 2018
Hayabusa2 was 2600 kilometers away from asteroid Ryugu when it took this photo, among the first to resolve the asteroid as more than one pixel. The resolution of the image is about 300 meters per pixel; as Ryugu is about 900 meters across, no details are yet discernible on the surface.

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Original image data dated on or about June 6, 2018

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