Japanese Rovers Touch Down on Asteroid Ryugu

Credit: Credit: JAXA
Two Japanese mini-rovers touched down on the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu early Sept. 22 and are in motion and transmitting imagery, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirms. The Hayabusa 2 mothership descended from its 20-km (12-mi.) reconnaissance orbit to release the Minerva lander...

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