1. Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts  ScienceAlert
  2. Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2  Space.com
  3. Japan lands spacecraft on an asteroid after blasting for rock samples  Business Insider
  4. Japanese Spacecraft Lands on Asteroid, Gathers Subsurface Material  Voice of America
  5. Touchdown: Japan's Hayabusa2 makes final landing on asteroid  Aljazeera.com
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The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space.The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space.

Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts

A Japanese spacecraft landed on a distant asteroid on Thursday and collected underground samples that scientists hope will provide clues to the origin of the solar system billions of years ago, Japan's space agency said.A Japanese spacecraft landed on a distant asteroid on Thursday and collected underground samples that scientists hope will provide clues to the origin of the solar system billions of years ago, Japan's space agency said.

Cameras on Hayabusa2 captured incredible images during the spacecraft's second sampling maneuver, which took place on July 10, 2019.

Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2 | Space

“I suppose if you land on an asteroid, you should get to name it — cool shots from Hayabusa-2 ("Peregrine Falcon") landing on Ryugu ("Dragon Palace"). https://t.co/Ms0TawBy91”

Andrew Rader on Twitter: "I suppose if you land on an asteroid, you should get to name it — cool shots from Hayabusa-2 ("Peregrine Falcon") landing on Ryugu ("Dragon Palace").… https://t.co/LuMYeASK2U"

“Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid mission at 10:18 a.m. Tokyo time on Thursday, will descend on the asteroid Ryugu for the 2nd time, and attempt to collect material from a crater it gouged out in April by bombarding the body’s surface with a projectile. https://t.co/nYMgN0fi6R”

Dr Adi MacArtney on Twitter: "Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid mission at 10:18 a.m. Tokyo time on Thursday, will descend on the asteroid Ryugu for the 2nd time, and attempt to collect material from a crater it gouged out in April by bombarding the body’s surface with a projectile. https://t.co/nYMgN0fi6R"

“Exciting day in #Japan tracking the successful @haya2e_jaxa touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. @AFP's story: https://t.co/e4J1VB7ma6”

Sara Hussein on Twitter: "Exciting day in #Japan tracking the successful @haya2e_jaxa touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. @AFP's story: https://t.co/e4J1VB7ma6"

Asteroid Ryugu could hold clues to the history of our solar system, so Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is designed to bring samples of it back to Earth.Asteroid Ryugu could hold clues to the history of our solar system, so Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe is designed to bring samples of it back to Earth.

Japan lands spacecraft on an asteroid after blasting for rock samples - Business Insider

Japan's Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to up the stakes with a second touchdown on the space rock's surface. Not only did all go as planned, but we now have the best shots of an asteroid's surface ever to be sent back to Earth.Japan's Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to up the stakes with a second touchdown on the space rock's surface. Not only did all go as planned, but we now have the best shots of an asteroid's surface ever to be sent back to Earth.

Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it – TechCrunch

On Thursday, Hayabusa2 returned to the scene of the crime and fired a second bullet, collecting material from its newly made crater.On Thursday, Hayabusa2 returned to the scene of the crime and fired a second bullet, collecting material from its newly made crater.

Japanese asteroid mission touches down on Ryugu, collects sample | Astronomy.com

Japan’s Hyabusa2 spacecraft carried out a complex experiment, landing briefly on the asteroid Ryugu. It gathered material from beneath the surface of the asteroid which will be returned to Earth.Japan’s Hyabusa2 spacecraft carried out a complex experiment, landing briefly on the asteroid Ryugu. It gathered material from beneath the surface of the asteroid which will be returned to Earth.

Japanese Spacecraft Lands on Asteroid, Gathers Subsurface Material

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe made a "perfect" touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid, collecting samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins of the solar system. "We've collected a part of the solar system's history," project manager Yuichi Tsuda said at a jubilant…

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes 'perfect' touchdown on asteroid - Japan Today

The spacecraft collected data which scientists hope could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.The spacecraft collected data which scientists hope could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.

Touchdown: Japan's Hayabusa2 makes final landing on asteroid | News | Al Jazeera

The spacecraft gathered samples from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu earlier this year, and it bombed the asteroid a ...The spacecraft gathered samples from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu earlier this year, and it bombed the asteroid a few months later. Now, the probe has taken another trip to the surface to scoop up pristine material that used to be buried below the surface.

Hayabusa2 Probe Collects Second Sample From Asteroid Ryugu - ExtremeTech

It will collect samples from beneath the surface of Ryugu as part of an effort to understand the origins of the solar systemIt will collect samples from beneath the surface of Ryugu as part of an effort to understand the origins of the solar system

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes touchdown on asteroid - The Hindu

Hayabusa2 continues to achieve milestones at Asteroid Ryugu – NASASpaceFlight.com