Japan Assesses Blast Crater Attempt At Asteroid Ryugu

Credit: Artist's concept of Hayabusa 2: JAXA
Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe successfully released a plastic explosive charge onto the boulder-strewn surface of its target asteroid Ryugu late April 4 in a bid to create a crater large enough to expose subsurface materials for a second attempt to collect materials for a return to Earth. Early April 5...

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