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Daring Japanese mission reaches unexplored asteroid Ryugu

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Nature 558, 495-496 (2018)


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  • Update 27 June 2018: On 27 June, JAXA announced that Hayabusa-2 had reached its ‘rendezvous’ with Ryugu. The spacecraft’s chemical thrusters performed an automated braking burn, which put the probe into its hovering position 20 kilometres above the asteroid.


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