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Encouragement for everyone back home

Encouragement for everyone back home
Encouragement for everyone back home In a cartoon posted by @Akatsuki_JAXA (the Twitter identity of Japan's Venus spacecraft), Japan's spacecraft are offering encouragement to the people in their quake- and tsunami-struck homeland. A literal translation of the text, by @kazenoiro: "Everybody in Japan! Do your best. Help each other," and "We continue to send our heart (cheer and pray) from space." A looser translation, from @hee913758: "Everyone in Japan, pull together! Our hearts go out to you all." In the cartoon are IKAROS and its deployed cameras DCAM-1 and DCAM-2; Hayabusa and its mini-lander MINERVA; Akatsuki; and the Michibiki global positioning satellite. ISAS / JAXA

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