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Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft recently struck the asteroid Ryugu with an explosive payload, which will help it collect samples that could…

1 year ago

Hayabusa2 Left a Dark Spot Where it Touched Down on Ryugu. Engineers Aren’t Sure Why

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft left its mark on asteroid Ryugu, which mission controllers noticed after the spacecraft touched down on the…

1 year ago

Shout Out to Japan! Their Hayabusa2 Spacecraft has Collected its First Samples from Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed an important part of its mission to asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft descended to the surface…

1 year ago

Japan’s Hayabusa2 is About to Shoot Up the Surface of Ryugu with Tiny Impactors so they can Collect a Sample

Japan's Hayabusa2 mission is about to get down to business. After arriving at asteroid Ryugu at the end of June…

1 year ago

Giant Streak Structure Found in Venus’ Cloudtops

A team of researchers in Japan has discovered a gigantic streak structure in the cloud tops of Venus. The discovery…

2 years ago

So Cool! Japanese Space Research Center will be Suspended Over a Moonlike Crater

The architectural design behind Japan's new space research center is mind-boggling. The futuristic building will incorporate elements of spacecraft design,…

2 years ago

Japanese Rovers are Now on the Surface of an Asteroid, Sending Back Amazing Pictures

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 recently deployed its rovers to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, which then sent back some…

2 years ago

Hayabusa’s Target Itokawa Formed 4.6 Billion Years Ago, But Then it Was Smashed Up About 1.5 Billion Years Ago

According to new research by a team of Japanese researchers, samples from the Itokawa asteroid provide new clues to the…

2 years ago

Stable Lava Tube Could Provide a Potential Human Habitat on the Moon

A new study by JAXA and international scientists has confirmed the existence of a stable lava tube in the Marius…

3 years ago

Venus Express Probe Reveals the Planet’s Mysterious Night Side

A new study by an international team of scientists takes a look at Venus' mysterious night side, which revealed some…

3 years ago