Japan woke up early Monday to a fireball streaking across its skies. Astronomers say space debris or piece of an asteroid are the likely cause
Hayabusa 2 is supposed to land on an asteroid and collect rocks and dust to take back home to Earth. Landing on a moving object in outer space is not an easy feat, but researchers have high hopes for the results.
Japanese scientists have praised "the world’s first rover to land on the surface of an asteroid." The Hayabusa2 is expected to land a German-made lander carrying a larger rover in October.
After three and a half years of flight, the Hayabusa2 probe will reach the asteroid Ryugu. Its task: Collect asteroid dust. The German landing device MASCOT is also on board. It's due to land on Ryugu in October.
A spacecraft on a mission to study the origins of life and the solar system has arrived at an asteroid. Japan's Hayabusa 2 will collect samples before returning to Earth.
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