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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Oh Boy, now Hayabusa 2 is just 6 km away from Ryugu.

    http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/images/9-small-bodies/2018/20180725_ryugu_home_20180720-0700_f840.jpg
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Stereoscopic Version:

    https://brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/18/Ryugu_rotates_fast_from_Hayabusa_anaglyph_gif_cr_Claudia_Manzoni.gif

    https://media.giphy.com/media/8PvAjqaMhE0AmnJRd7/giphy.gif
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Asteroid size comparrison:

    Itokawa (Hayabusa) - Ryugu (Hayabusa 2)
    http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/images/comparisons/20180627_itokawa-and-ryugu-to-scale.png

    Many Asteroids with Vesta...
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    NASA compares Hayabusa 2 and their OSIRIS-REx mission.

    https://www.asteroidmission.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OSIRISRExHayabusa2Timeline-Comparison.png


    Bennu and Ryugu comparrison:
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    The german MASCOT Probe that is carried by the japanese Hayabusa 2 will land on Ryugu in Oktober 2018.
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Orbits of Ryugu and Hayabusa 2

    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/20151214_hayabusa2_1.jpg
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Now Hayabusa 2 is 22 km away.
    https://www.dlr.de/dlr/Portaldata/1/Resources/portal_bilder/2018/2018_3/26062018_Hayabusa2_Mascot_Asteroid_Ryugu_nah_xl.jpg
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Hayabusa 2 is closing in on Ryugu, now seen fom 40 km away.

    http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/topics/20180625je/img/fig20180625-2_L.jpg
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Octahedron or german Oktaeder ;)

    Brilliant (Diamond)
    http://www.renesim.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/diamant-oktaeder-kristall.jpg
    From an Octahedron Diamond you get a Brilliant if cut...
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    Re: Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    Speaking of Asteroids:
    Here are all images done by the Rosetta Spaceprobe. Published by the Max-Plank-Institute.
    (over 100.000 Images)

    https://imagearchives.esac.esa.int/
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    Asteroid Ryugu looks like an Octahedron

    The Jaxa´s Spaceprobe Hayabusa 2 closed in on Ryugu up to 100 km and shot some amazing Pictures.
    http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/hayabusa2/images/hayabusa2_overview_01_l.jpg
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