A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3½-year journey to undertake a first-ever experiment: blow a crater in the rocky surface to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.[...]
Robot explorer will dig out samples from distant space rock and return them to Earth[...]
TOKYO -- Brian May, lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, has made a stereo image of the Ryugu asteroid that Japan's Hayabusa 2 space explorer reache[...]
A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at a diamond-shaped asteroid on a key fact-finding mission.[...]
Japan is just hours away from landing a spacecraft on an asteroid 3.2 billion kilometres away, and it’s letting people on Earth watch the approach, live.[...]
Japan's space mission Hayabusa2 just got real close to an asteroid whose shape becomes more interesting with each new view. On June 3rd, this spacecraft was[...]
A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.[...]
A Japanese space explorer has arrived at an asteroid after a three-year journey and will try to get samples to bring back to Earth.[...]


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