Japanese Spacecraft Finally Lands on an Asteroid

Japanese Spacecraft Finally Lands on an Asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on an asteroid, where it will gather space shake that may hold clues to how the Solar System developed.

The successful contact with the Ryugu space rock was met with relief and cheering in the control room at Japan’s space organization, JAXA. It is the second touchdown for the mechanical Hayabusa-2 craft, which snatched rocks from the space rock in February.

As the hints will originate from inside the space rock, they will have had diminished introduction to the unforgiving condition of the room.

It’s hoped the rock will provide scientists more data on the origins of the Solar System.

Ryugu has a place with an especially crude kind of space rock, leftover from the beginning of our Solar System.

Hayabusa-2 began its main goal to reach Ryugu in 2014, launching from Japan’s spaceport Tanegashima. The space rock is a 900m-wide space rock, around 290 million km (180 million miles) from Earth.

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