Friday, June 29, 2018

Hayabusa2 Takes Pictures of Ryugu

JAXA: Japanese asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 has arrived to the distance of 20km to Ryugu, the target asteroid, after three and a half years en route. The explorer landing module is expected to bring a sample of asteroid back to Earth in December 2020.

Here is one of the first Ryugu images from a short distance:

Talking about Hayabusa2 cameras, there are 4 of them:

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