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© Yuya Suzuki, Yasushi Kuroda, Junzo Azuma (Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation)
The micrograph is an artificially-colored Scanning Electron Microscope(SEM) image of the Japanese asteroid explorer HAYABUSA (1/300,000 scale) prepared by a Focused Ion Beam system. The "MICRO HAYABUSA" is made of Si crystal which is the material of its solar cell paddles.
1st Prize. At 68th photo contest hosted by the Japanese Society of Microscopy in 2012.