Small fragments of carbon-containing asteroids are too fragile to survive atmospheric entry

C-type asteroids are among the most pristine objects in the Solar System, but little is known about their interior structure and surface properties. Telescopic...

Hayabusa2 probe successfully collects first samples from Ryugu asteroid

Hayabusa-2 blasted a hole in the asteroid in April in order to collect samples from subsurface rock that's been sheltered from the wear and tear of space.

A Japanese spacecraft landed on an asteroid Ryugu and fired a bullet into it

A Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully landed on a distant space rock Ryugu for sample retrieval. The refrigerator-sized Hayabusa 2 craft settled on asteroid Ryugu...

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