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Fantastic New View of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals a Distinctly Dice-Like Shape

The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft‘s latest photo of the Ryugu asteroid, taken from a distance of just 25 miles (40 km), shows for the first time surface features like boulders and craters, in addition to revealing the object’s unique dice-like appearance. Read More >>

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Watch Japan’s Explosive Asteroid-Sampling Mission Take Off

While the rest of the world has been busy shedding a bitter tear over the early demise of comet-sampling probe Philae, the Japan Space Agency has been busy launching another mission to sample distant celestial bodies. Read More >>