JAXA Minerva-II1B View of Asteroid Ryugu
The MINERVA-II1B rover captured this view of asteroid Ryugu on Sept. 21, 2018 shortly after separating from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The asteroid appears at lower right.
MINERVA-II1 Rover View of Asteroid Ryugu
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Minerva-II1 rover captured this view of asteroid Ryugu (bottom) and the Hayabusa2 spacecraft (at top right) just after the rover separated from the spacecraft on Sept. 21, 2018.
Hayabusa2 MINERVA-II1 Rovers
A close look at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's MINERVA-II1 rovers delivered to asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in September 2018. Rover-1A is on the left, with Rover-1B on the right. In back is the cover in which they were stored.
Looking at Ryugu
The region of the Hayabusa2 highest-resolution image (outlined in yellow), seen from afar. Left: A global image of Ryugu. Right: A photo taken on Sept. 21, 2018, from a height of 230 feet (70 meters).
The Japanese probe Hayabusa2 cast its shadow on asteroid Ryugu in new images from the spacecraft released in September 2018.
Hayabusa Shadow (Unannotated)
An unannotated view of Hayabusa2 as it cast its shadow on asteroid Ryugu in new images from the spacecraft released in September 2018.
Ryugu: A Laser View
A view of the asteroid Ryugu taken by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft's laser altimeter after a month of measurement.
This image of asteroid Ryugu was taken June 26, 2018, by the Hayabusa2 probe's optical navigation camera, just a day before the probe's rendezvous with the space rock. The image was taken at about 14 miles (22 km) away from the asteroid.
Rocks on Ryugu
The distribution of rocks on the surface of asteroid Ryugu — green marks indicate a rock that seems to be more than 25 feet (8 meters) across.
The view of asteroid Ryugu from the probe Hayabusa2's infrared camera, seen revolving once every 8 minutes. Each pixel covers about 66 feet (20 meters) of the asteroid.