Reply to post: Re: That's no asteroid

We dunno what's more wild: This vid of Japan's probe bouncing off an asteroid to collect a sample – or that the rock was sun-burnt

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Re: That's no asteroid

It is an updated version of Hayabusa1, which performed a similar mission 15 years ago. Both are shaped like cubes with solar panels hanging off one side and various sensors and antennas in other places. Propoulsion is by ion engines, hence the large solar panels..

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