The first rovers to explore an asteroid just sent photos home

The ‘Wish-you-were-here’ pictures show Ryugu’s surface

asteroid image

GREETINGS FROM RYUGU  One of the MINERVA-II1 rovers snapped this picture while hopping across the surface of asteroid Ryugu on September 21. The gray material is the asteroid, and the bright spot is sunlight.

JAXA

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