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Rover 1-A selfie

Rover 1-A selfie


Rover 1-A selfie
These two images show MINERVA-II1 Rover-1A on the surface of asteroid Ryugu on Sept. 23, 2018. In the bottom image, the shadow of one of the spacecraft's pins and triangular antenna can be seen. The pins increase friction when hopping and protect the solar cells during landings; a few contain temperature sensors.

JAXA images may be reused for educational or informational purposes, with restrictions. Visit JAXA's website for more information on their image use policy.

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