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
Can we scrap Trident and do shit like this instead? We'd be able to do slightly better I reckon, since we don't have legal restrictions on the kind of rockets we can launch.
Hi-tech mission website - Haya2NOW
Another lander is heading to the asteroid tonight
See Real-Time Photos of Asteroid Ryugu Ahead of Landing Attempt Tonight!
It's landed safely! Such brilliant science.
Success! Hopping, Shoebox-Sized Lander Touches Down Safely on Asteroid Ryugu
It was a success. As I've said before, in a normal, non-fucked up, celeb celebrating world, this would be front page news. Oh well...
RIP, MASCOT: Hopping Lander Meets Its End on Asteroid Ryugu
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