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Japan Space Probe Lands On Asteroid, Space Agency Releases Pics, Video

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:33 PM

The JAXA has released photographs and video-showing its space probe Hayabusa2 touching down on asteroid Ryugu. The images, released Tuesday, show sand and rocks flying-up after probe fired a bullet into asteroid to collect samples. The probe is scheduled to make first-ever attempt to create a crater on surface of an-asteroid in early April, then make a-second-landing near the crater in May or later.