Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Images from Hayabusa2's MASCOT lander

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These 20 images were captured by the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) after it was deployed by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft from a height of 41 meters above asteroid Ryugu on 3 October 2018. MASCOT fell for 6 minutes, struck a rock, and went tumbling across the surface like a dice in slow motion, finally coming to a rest on its side 7 minutes later.