Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jun 25, 2018.
A Japanese Probe Is Closing in on an Asteroid 180 Million Miles from Earth
That picture - just wow!
Also, three rovers and a sample delivery service! THAT's doing space properly. For me, the whole 'edge-of-technology' is summed up in the phrase "or thereabouts".
Huge props to those boffins.
Perhaps it should be renamed 'asquareoid' given the odd shape. Cool probe though, and it'll be interesting to see what the samples returned to Earth show.
That shape is worrying.
They've selected the landing site@
Landing Site on Asteroid Ryugu Chosen for Japan's Hayabusa2 Mission
That depression centre left is a bit Death Star-esque
That's no moon!
Because it's not orbiting a planet.
How big is that?
It's in the OP
That's 900 metres wide for the lazy.
They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
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