Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission lands on the surface of a distant asteroid

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United States and Russia are not the only two countries that are trying to get into space. Sure, those are the two powerhouses in the world but there are others who are trying as well. Now, Asian powerhouse, Japan is trying to get involved what is deemed as the “Space Race.” There are sending out missions to the solar system and they are having some success. Recently, their Hayabusa 2 mission was able to land on an asteroid.

Key Takeaways:

  • The United States and Russia are not the only ones that are interested in space.
  • There are other smart countries out there that are trying to get ahead by seeing what is in space.
  • Japan is one the most innovative countries in the world with their technological approach.

“That destination is an asteroid in an orbit between the Earth and Mars named Ryugu. Ryugu is designated “Type C,” meaning it is thought to have considerable amounts of water and organic materials, making it an exciting target for learning about the possibilities of extraterrestrial life and the history of this (and perhaps other) solar systems.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/21/japans-hayabusa-2-mission-lands-on-the-surface-of-a-distant-asteroid/

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