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Hayabusa continues approaching Itokawa, and its image is growing day by day.
The left image is taken at 15:00 UTC on September 10 by the visible imager,
AMICA.The distance from Hayabusa to Itokawa is approximately 30 km.The
right image was obtained at 16:42 UTC on the day.The left image shows
different face from the last release.Itokawa rotates about 50 degrees
between left and right images.Surface features are more clearly seen.

 

 
 

Images of Itokawa:Sept. 10(1 deg. x 1 deg.)Left:15:00 UTCRight:16:42 UTC