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Two Japanese Robots Are Now Happily Hopping on an Asteroid


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Hayabusa2 at Ryugu asteroid

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers.

Credit: JAXA

More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update on the fate of the two tiny robots. And they're doing quite well indeed.

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