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Sunday, December 16, 2012

 

Chang'E Images Toutatis

The Chinese Moon probe Chang'E snapped some amazing images of Asteroid Toutatis as it zoomed past. Closest approach was at 08:30:09 UTC on December 13 at an altitude of just 3.2 km. The images came out very well.

Goldstone Radar also picked up some detailed images of the asteroid, have a look at the animation belwo for some awesomeness.

More information and links can be found at Emily Lakdawallah's Planetary Society blog.

My previous images and animation taken with iTelescope T5 are here.






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