Home » News & Blogs » Check out close-up views of asteroid (plus a movie) from Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission
Bookmark and Share
Geekwire

Check out close-up views of asteroid (plus a movie) from Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission

28 Sep 2018, 06:38 UTC
Check out close-up views of asteroid (plus a movie) from Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, Aizu University, AIST

The scientists and engineers behind Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission made history last week when the mission’s mothership dropped two mini-rovers onto the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 180 million miles from Earth, but they’re not resting on their laurels.

The first rovers to hop around an asteroid’s surface have continued to send back pictures of their travels — and so has the main spacecraft, which is keeping watch dozens of miles above them.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod