Hayabusa2 recordsdata is revealing secrets and tactics about Ryugu

Hayabusa2 recordsdata is revealing secrets and tactics about Ryugu

The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down briefly on the surface of the asteroid known as Ryugu in February and July 2019. During those brief touchdowns, the readings the spacecraft took with its instruments are giving researchers new insight into the physical and chemical properties of the asteroid. Scientists say that findings could help explain the…

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Japanese Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Unearths Extra Secrets From Asteroid Ryugu

Japanese Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Unearths Extra Secrets From Asteroid Ryugu

False color map of the surface of Ryugu with craters marked by circles. Credit: © 2020 Morota et al. Ryugu’s interaction with the sun changes what we know about asteroid history. In February and July of 2019, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft briefly touched down on the surface of near-Earth asteroid Ryugu. The readings it took with…

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