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Views of the Asteroid Toutatis, From Earth As Well As Close-Up 23 23

When Chinese probe Chang'e buzzed the asteroid Toutatis, it wasn't the only one watching. NASA's observatory in Goldstone, CA was taking radar images, which have now been assembled into a short (40-second) animation. The craft was recording the encounter, too, as reported by Sky & Telescope, which also gives a good summary of the history behind Chang'e's mission.
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Views of the Asteroid Toutatis, From Earth As Well As Close-Up

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