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Japan Has Landed Two 'Rovers' on Ryugu Asteroid

Discussion in 'Observing Celestial Objects' started by Dave In Vermont, Sep 23, 2018.

Japan Has Landed Two 'Rovers' on Ryugu Asteroid

Started by Dave In Vermont on Sep 23, 2018 at 5:33 PM

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  1. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about you - but I find this truly historic and of great interest!

    Two new 'Rovers' have made their debut upon the surface of an asteroid - by the name of Ryugu - and we shall soon be knowing all sorts of things we never did before. Though not much data has arrived yet, I invite everyone to add what does here in this thread. So I'll begin:

    https://astronomyconnect.com/forums...6/?temp_hash=e412ce1f84b4f5d81d187167d8bb8697



    Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Deposits Two Rovers on Asteroid 186 Million Miles from Earth.png

    And we Humans have arrived!



     
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  2. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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  3. Nebula

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    Nice achievement from the japanese, good Job!
     
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  4. Dave In Vermont

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    First one to stand-up and comment on this momentous achievement, Nebs! Good Job! - To you, too!

    This should serve as the notice that the Japanese have officially arrived as a member of the international "Space Faring" Community - alongside China, Russia, Europa, The US.....And, of course, Canada! With this amazing offering by Chris Hadfield aboard the ISS:




    Asteroid Ryugu.jpg
    Asteroid Ryugu



    Ryugu - Size Scale - JAXA & ISAS.jpg
    Size Comparison of Ryugo - I Guess it's Time to Learn Japanese!




    Ryugu - By Hayabusa2 (Japan) d.jpg
    The Approach of Ryugu


     
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    yeah of course this is big, I am totally impressed.

    No problem others should talk soon too...
     
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    Yea Japan! Cool stuff.
     
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    Don't forget India didn't they send a probe to somewhere, forget if it was the moon or Mars?with Europe it's a lot of nations acting as one for space exploration.
     

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