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Hayabusa2, Japan Probe Lands On Ryugu Asteroid, JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Releases Pics, Video

The Japanese Space Research Agency (JAXA) has released images and videos showing its space probe Hayabusa2 moving down the asteroid Ryugu. 19659003] The images, released on Tuesday, show that sand and rocks fly up after the probe has kicked a bullet in the asteroid to collect samples. The probe is scheduled to make the first attempt to create a crater on the surface of an asteroid in early April and then make a second landing near the crater in May or later. Hayabusa2 landed on Ryuguans surface for several seconds on February 22. A camera connected to the side of the probe showed a cylindrical sample collection device which came into contact with the ground. Sand and rocks from several millimeters to tens of centimeters in size were sent flying by the bullet impact and interruption of the probe's engine. Because of the weak gravity of the asteroid, these are slowly seen in space. [embedded content] Hayabusa2 Project researcher and Nagoya University Prof. Seiichiro Watanabe said at a press conference "The geology of Ryugy's surface seems to be rough as pumice stone and quite delicate. Fine, confetti-like material was also kicked up, which we believe is part of the stratiform structure. " The camera was developed using approximately 12 million yen donated from the public. Hayabusa2: The landing site has been nicknamed "tamatebako", following the mysterious box shown in the Urashima Taro folklore, according to the project group "These wonderful images were possible because of your donations. We are really…

The Japanese Space Research Agency (JAXA) has released images and videos showing its space probe Hayabusa2 moving down the asteroid Ryugu. 19659003] The images, released on Tuesday, show that sand and rocks fly up after the probe has kicked a bullet in the asteroid to collect samples. The probe is scheduled to make the first attempt to create a crater on the surface of an asteroid in early April and then make a second landing near the crater in May or later.

Hayabusa2 landed on Ryuguans surface for several seconds on February 22. A camera connected to the side of the probe showed a cylindrical sample collection device which came into contact with the ground.

Sand and rocks from several millimeters to tens of centimeters in size were sent flying by the bullet impact and interruption of the probe’s engine. Because of the weak gravity of the asteroid, these are slowly seen in space.

Hayabusa2 Project researcher and Nagoya University Prof. Seiichiro Watanabe said at a press conference “The geology of Ryugy’s surface seems to be rough as pumice stone and quite delicate. Fine, confetti-like material was also kicked up, which we believe is part of the stratiform structure. “

The camera was developed using approximately 12 million yen donated from the public.

Hayabusa2: The landing site has been nicknamed “tamatebako”, following the mysterious box shown in the Urashima Taro folklore, according to the project group

“These wonderful images were possible because of your donations. We are really grateful, “The landing site has been called” tamatebako “after the mysterious box shown in the Urashima Taro folklore, according to the project group.

JAXA also indicated that the original plan to carry out three landings would be reduced to two, most of the time because the sample size obtained at the February landing was sufficient.

After the crater is made and more samples are collected in the second landing, a third probably does not

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