Ryugu is ready for its close up




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Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Years: 10

Word Count: 400

Hayabusa2, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency unmanned spacecraft, has managed to get within 6km of the asteroid Ryugu and captures astonishing photos of the surface. With exciting plans to delve deeper beneath the surface of the rock, before returning to Earth at Woomera, this short article explains how this will work and leads to ask what the implications of this might be.

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