Hayabusa2 may have just snagged bits of asteroid Ryugu’s insides

The Japanese spacecraft returns to Earth in 2020 with the first subsurface space rock sample

Hayabusa2 touching down on Ryugu

TOUCHDOWN SELFIES  Hayabusa2’s onboard camera captured these three shots of the spacecraft tapping the asteroid Ryugu: four seconds before touchdown (left), the moment of touchdown (center) and four seconds after touchdown (right).


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