The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 290

31 July 2018

A stereoscopic image of Ryugu at high resolution

The cameras have introduced an image captured when Hayabusa2 descended towards asteroid Ryugu, reaching an altitude of just 6km above the surface. At this time, we also took photographs in which the viewing angle towards the asteroid gradually changed as Ryugu rotated. Using the previously published image and a second image from a slightly different angle, scientists have created a composite frame where the two photographs are superimposed in red and blue. If you view this image with red-blue stereoscopic glasses (right eye should be blue, left eye is red), you can see this high resolution image of the asteroid in three-dimensions and explore the shape and topography of this small world.