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A Japanese search gives successful asteroid landing signs


A Japanese search gives successful asteroid landing signs

Ryugu asteroid file form taken by Japan Hayabusa2 space engineer and distributed by Jaxa Space Exploration Agency on October 3, 2018 – JAXA / AFP / Archives

The Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa2, appears to have landed on Friday morning in the Ryugu asteroid, says the Japanese Space Search Agency (Jaxa), treating this fascinating mission with extreme warning.

"It seems to have been a success but we have to continue to analyze a number of data that we receive increasingly, before definite confirmation," said Jaxa spokesman at AFP.

The Ryugu asteroid is 340 million kilometers of Earth, which explains why it takes a little bit of time for the data to reach the mission control center.

It is intended to hold a press during the day to provide data on the operation.

The Hayabusa2 tour began at Ryugu at 13:15 a.m. in Japan (01:15 GMT) on Thursday, but the spacecraft connected the asteroid almost an hour before it was published.

As was expected, the search engine landed only for a few seconds in Ryugu.

Now you have to wait several days to make sure soil samples have been prepared.

The Hayabusa2 adventure began on December 3, 2014. After traveling 3.2 billion kilometers, it arrived in June 2018 on the Ryugu orbit, a date-based asteroid formation of the solar system.

The 20km Ryugu search engine stabilized, a diamond-shaped asteroid.

In October, the small Franco-German robot search engine, from the Mascot name, launched to the asteroid direction. A mascot worked for more than 17 hours to analyze the surface composition of this rocky body, hoping to better understand the formation of the solar system.

The aim of the mission is to contribute to expanding space environment information to "better understand the appearance of life on Earth," according to Jaxa.

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