Here come the images of YU55

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The images are starting to roll in now, even though closest approach isn't for a day. They can be seen here, but with the large size of the images it looks at first glance as if the closest image so far (from 1.38 million km away) is not so much better than the one we got last year:

If we make the images all about the same size though, the difference becomes obvious. First one from yesterday at a slightly closer distance than the flyby in 2010:

followed by the 1.38 million km one, the best image we have so far.

Closest approach will be four times closer than this one, so this is nowhere close to the best images we will see just one day from now.


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