Close to the as­ter­oid Ryugu

Close to the asteroid Ryugu
Close to the as­ter­oid Ryugu
Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.University of Aizu, Kobe University, Auburn University, JAXA.

Close to the asteroid Ryugu

On 20 Ju­ly 2018, the Op­ti­cal Nav­i­ga­tion Cam­era - Tele­scop­ic (ONC-T) of the Japanese Hayabusa2 probe ac­quired an im­age of the as­ter­oid Ryugu from a dis­tance of six kilo­me­tres. The nu­mer­ous large boul­ders on the as­ter­oid’s sur­face as well as the large crater in the mid­dle of the pic­ture are eas­i­ly recog­nis­able. One pix­el is about 60 cen­time­tres.

On 20 July 2018, the Optical Navigation Camera - Telescopic (ONC-T) of the Japanese Hayabusa2 probe acquired an image of the asteroid Ryugu from a distance of six kilometres. The numerous large boulders on the asteroid’s surface as well as the large crater in the middle of the picture are easily recognisable. One pixel is about 60 centimetres.

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