Why Japan is Landing Hopping Robots on an Asteroid

Robots on an Asteroid

Japan has landed two hopping robots onto asteroid Ryugu as part of the Hayabusa2 mission. It’s Japan’s second mission to an asteroid, where it plans to return some samples of Ryugu to Earth by the early 2020s. So that scientists can study the samples with more sophisticated instruments and hopefully uncover some of the biggest scientific mysteries of all. Following is a transcript of the video.

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