Lunar eclipse to arrive alongside Apollo 11 Moon landing anniversary as sky goes dark in rare sight

Hayabusa2 has successfully collected its second sample from the surface of asteroid Ryugu. (Credit: Illustration by Akihiro Ikeshita (C), JAXA) Hayabusa2’s encounters with asteroid Ryugu have been delightfully action-packed. In February, the Japanese spacecraft collected its first sample by swooping close and firing a bullet into the asteroid’s surface to stir up material it then snagged with a horn-shaped collector. Then, in April, it shot a much larger impactor into Ryugu, creating an arti

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Event is growing by hundreds of thousands of people each day

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Hayabusa 2 lands on distant asteroid and collects another sample

Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has again successfully landed on a distant asteroid and completed its mission of collecting underground samples

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Newscientist

Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid before flying back to Earth to reveal mysteries of universe

Probe fired a space cannon into the rock to form a crater for it to sit in

Thu 11 Jul 19 from The Independent

Hayabusa2: the asteroid probe seeking solar system secrets

Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe made its second touchdown on a distant asteroid on Thursday, in a bid to collect mineral samples that could reveal more about the solar system's evolution.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes 'perfect' touchdown on asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe made a "perfect" touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid, collecting samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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