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The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of surprises about the small, spinning rock.

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Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the asteroid Ryugu since late June, has deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B toward the space rock's surface.