The pictures here are to give some idea of the size of the tiny asteroid Itokawa. It's about 1-1/2 times as long as an aircraft carrier and, if we count end zones, about 5 football fields long, 3 high and 2 wide. The asteroid is seen here oriented diagonally to our line of sight, so it doesn't appear as long as it really is.
Created 17 December 2007, Last Update 25 May 2011
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