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    Super MURCer UtwigMU's Avatar
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    Default Hayabusa 2 reaches asteroid

    Saw it in the news.

    https://www.space.com/41014-japanese...oid-ryugu.html

    The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully rendezvoused with Ryugu, beginning an 18-month stay at the diamond-shaped asteroid.

    Launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, in 2014, the probe will poke, prod and even impact the asteroid, deploying a small lander and three rovers. It will then blast an artificial crater to analyze material below the asteroid's surface. After that, the probe will head back to Earth, arriving near the end of 2020 with samples in tow.

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    Yup, and the rendezvous photo is cool. Can't wait to see the data.
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