Japan's Hayabusa2 sample-collecting spacecraft closes in on asteroid

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Amazing stuff!

    A Japanese Probe Is Closing in on an Asteroid 180 Million Miles from Earth
     
  2. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    That picture - just wow!

    :eek:

    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.
     
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    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. :cool:
     
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  4. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    That shape is worrying.

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