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Japanese Probe Snaps Close-Up Images of Asteroid Ryugu

Elizabeth Howell, Contributor reports: A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 Ryugu, it spotted boulders, [...]

JAXA Astronauts Build Up Japan’s Space Experience

Three of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s astronauts got together for their first roundtable discussion organized by The Yomiuri Shimbun at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. At this friendly meeting, the three [...]