An image captured 4 seconds after touchdown, showing material flying from the surface of the asteroid ...

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has successfully pulled off a second touchdown on the surface of the distant asteroid Ryugu. The risky maneuver saw the probe dive down to collect material that had been exposed during the creation of an artificial crater on April 5, when the probe smashed a copper weight into the surface of the ancient Solar System body.

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