Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 made a carefully choreographed second touchdown on an asteroid called Ryugu last night (July 10) — and the photos are incredible.

The images beamed back to Earth show the perspective of two different cameras on board the spacecraft: the main navigation camera and a publicly funded camera pointed past the sampling mechanism.

Photos from the first camera show views of Ryugu's surface at touchdown; the second shows the nearby rock before and after the sampling itself.

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