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Japanese Space Agency bomb asteroid

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Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully dropped a cricket-ball sized bomb onto 162173 Ryugu to better understand the origins of our Solar System. At 03:13 am today Hayabusa2 approached the asteroid; released its copper "explosive" payload at the asteroids surface, then blasted back into a safe position in orbit...

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft reveals touch down marks

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The Japanese space agency (Jaxa) has just released new images from Hayabusa-2 showing a dark splodge where it touched down on the surface of an asteroid last week. Hayabusa-2 touched down on asteroid Ryugu last week to collect samples of rock which will be returned to Earth. The...