Japan’s Hayabusa2 team members celebrate spacecraft’s 2nd touchdown on asteroid Ryugu.
Credit: JAXA

 

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully performed a 2nd touchdown on the surface of asteroid Ryugu.

The touchdown occurred at 10:06 JST on July 11. Images were taken by the spacecraft’s CAM-H – a small monitor camera — before and after the touchdown.

 

Images were taken before and after touchdown by the small monitor camera (CAM-H). You can see the amount of rocks that rise.
Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.

Images were taken before and after touchdown by the small monitor camera (CAM-H). You can see the amount of rocks that rise.
Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.

Credit: JAXA

“Horning in” on an asteroid. Sampler horn used to gather up space rock material.
Credit: JAXA/Screengrab/Inside Outer Space

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