September 23, 2018: image captured immediately before hop of Rover-1B. 2018-9-23 09:46 (JST).
(Image credit: JAXA)

September 23, 2018 at 10:10 JST: surface image from Rover-1B after landing
(Image credit: JAXA)

Rover-1A snapped a photograph of its own antenna and pin! Image taken on September 23, 2018.
Credit: JAXA

September 23, 2018 at 09:43 JST: surface image taken from Rover-1A
(Image credit: JAXA)



Japan’s Hayabusa2 asteroid probe released the MINERVA-II1 rovers on September 21 to explore the surface of asteroid Ryugu.

New photos and video taken by one of the rovers shows the Sun moving across the sky as seen from the surface of Ryugu. Please take a moment to enjoy “standing” on this new world.








































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