Itokawa Asteroid (IMAGE) Brown University Caption An image of asteroid Itokawa taken by the Asteroid Multiband Imaging Camera (AMICA) onboard the Hayabusa spacecraft. A footprint observed by the Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIRS) also onboard the spacecraft and its track are shown. The NIRS measurement covers a dark area in an edge of Sagamihara and a bright area west of Tsukuba. Credit Multiband Imaging Camera (AMICA) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.