Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft took this photo of the asteroid Ryugu using its Optical Navigation Camera-Telescopic instrument at about 12:50 a.m. EDT on June 13, 2018 (0450 GMT), from a distance of about 570 miles (920 kilometers).
A short-exposure-time photo of the asteroid Ryugu snapped by Japan's Hayabusa2 on June 10, 2018.
The 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu, as seen from a distance of 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) by Japan's Hayabusa2 probe on June 10, 2018.
Hayabusa2 Earth Images
Earth gets bigger in the window during these successive images taken by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft during its close approach on Dec. 3, 2015.
Hayabusa 2 Photo of Earth from Space
Japan's asteroid-sampling Hayabusa 2 probe captured this image of Earth during a speed-boosting flyby on Dec. 3, 2015.
Earth and Moon Seen by Hayabusa2 Spacecraft
Earth and the moon captured from 1.9 million miles away on Nov. 26, 2015.
Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Flyby Images
Japan's Hayabusa 2 asteroid probe captured this amazing view of the Earth and the moon together as seen from 1.8 million miles (3 million kilometers) away during an Earth flyby on Dec. 3, 2015.
Hayabusa2 Mission Rises into the Sky
Japan's asteroid-sampling Hayabusa2 mission rises into the sky just after launching on Dec. 2, 2014 (Dec. 3 local Japan time).
Launch of Hayabusa2 Asteroid Mission
Japan's asteroid-sampling Hayabusa2 mission launches on Dec. 2, 2014 (Dec. 3 local Japan time).
Hayabusa2 Rocket on Launch Pad
A Japanese H-2A rocket stands poised to launch the Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return mission from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Dec. 3, 2014 Japan Standard Time (late Dec. 2 EST).