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Itokawa Composite color image

Hayabusa arrived at Itokawa on September 12. The distance between the spacecraft and Itokawa is approximately 20 kilometers. This is the composite color image of Itokawa taken at September 12, 2005. This image composed of three images with different filters as red, green and blue. The irregular shape is clearly seen.
Hayabusa science observations started.

September 15, 2005