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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…

9 months 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…

9 months 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…

9 months 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…

10 months 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,…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 years ago

New Japanese mission will be going to the Moons of Mars

Between proposals for missions to the Moon and Mars in the coming decades, JAXA is proposing a mission to the…

3 years ago