Itokawa

Did the Earth’s Water Come From the Sun?

Where did Earth's water come from? Comets may have brought some of it. Asteroids may have brought some. Icy planetesimals…

7 months ago

Hayabusa1’s Samples of Itokawa Turned up Water That’s Very Similar to Earth’s Oceans

A recent study of samples from the asteroid Itokawa has revealed that "dry" asteroids may have delivered up to half…

3 years ago

Comet Landing: Side-By-Side Pics Of Alien Surfaces Humanity Explored

Correction, 11:33 a.m. EST: The University of Central Florida's Phil Metzger points out that the image composition leaves out Eros,…

8 years ago

Awesome Radar Images Reveal Asteroid 2014 HQ124’s Split Personality

  On June 8, the 370-meter (about 1,300-ft.) asteroid 2014 HQ124 breezed by Earth at a distance of just 800,000 miles (1.3…

8 years ago

Hayabusa 2 Mission Approved by Japanese Government

[/caption] In 2010, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa completed an exciting although nail-biting mission to the asteroid Itokawa, successfully returning samples…

10 years ago

JAXA Delays Releasing Details of Hayabusa Sample Return

[/caption] No news yet if there are specks of asteroid dust in the Haybusa sample return container. JAXA has decided…

12 years ago