Japan’s Hayabusa2 Closing In On Asteroid

Credit: Ryugu: JAXA
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on track for a June 27 rendezvous with Ryugu, a half-mile-wide, carbon-rich asteroid that belongs to the Apollo family of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects. Currently orbiting about 176 million mi. (284 million km) from Earth, Ryugu is a C-type asteroid, more...

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