Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos


In the bottom left corner of the image, you can see the surface of the Ryugu asteroid.

The Japanese space agency, JAXA, made history on September 21 by landing two rovers on a 1km asteroid.

The first image that was transmitted by Rover-1A depicts its dizzying deployment from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft rotating.

Next month Hayabusa2 will deploy an impactor which will explode above the asteroid, to blast a crater into its surface. Right here is doubtless to be on account of the rotation to Ryugu, and MINERVA-II1 is now on the some distance aspect of the asteroid. Ryugu removed from the Earth for 300 million kilometers. It will have four observation devices along with a bigger rover called Minerva-II.

This is the first time that rovers which can move about have been landed on an asteroid. "This is just a real charm of deep space exploration", Takashi Kubota, a spokesperson for JAXA, said, CNN reported.

"The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data", JAXA said in a blog post.

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This type of transport has been adapted to benefit from the asteroid's weak gravity and a hop on Ryugu is expected to last for around 15 minutes.

The rovers will be used to conduct more research on the origins of the solar system. To confirm that both explorers have landed Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is trying to establish the connection but they have said there is no need to get alarmed.

The Minerva-II1 robots measure just 18 cm by 7 cm and weigh approximately one kg.

Japan's space agency has managed to surpass ESA's achievement of landing a craft on an asteroid by landing two rovers on another.

'Analysis of this information confirmed that at least one of the rovers is moving on the asteroid surface'.

Space probe "Hayabusa-2" was launched on 3 December 2014 with the help of the carrier rocket H-2A from the spaceport Tanegashima, located South of Japan. Studying Ryugu could tell humanity not only about Ryugu's surface and interior, but about what materials were available in the early Solar System for the development of life.