Bruce Murray Space Image Library

An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa

An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa
An animation of Itokawa from Hayabusa This tiny animation of Itokawa represents 20 individual images taken between 18:10 on September 5 and 00:30 on September 6, 2005, from a distance of less than 700 kilometers away. The animation confirmed ground-based estimates of its rotation rate, about once per 12 hours. ISAS / JAXA

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