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Ryugu from the south, 24 August 2018

Ryugu from the south, 24 August 2018

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

Ryugu from the south, 24 August 2018
This photo was taken with Hayabusa2's telescopic optical navigation camera during a "Box B" excursion, in which the spacecraft shifted position toward the south from its 20-kilometer altitude "home position" spot over the equator. The range to the center of Ryugu was about 22 kilometers.

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 August 24, 2018

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