Two little hopping robots deployed to asteroid Ryugu
24 Septembre, 2018, 03:31 | Auteur: Therese Cote
After a 3.2 billion-kilometer journey, the Hayabusa-2 asteroid-sampling space probe stabilized in June in orbit around Ryugu, a space rock which is now about 280 million kilometers from our planet. "Gravity on the surface of Ryugu is very weak, so a rover propelled by normal wheels or crawlers would float upwards as soon as it started to move", mission team members wrote in a MINERVA-II1 description.
So far so good, but JAXA must still wait for Hayabusa2 to send the rovers' data to Earth in a day or two to determine whether the release of the probes succeeded, officials said.
"We are very much hopeful".
The two rovers, each about the size of a cookie can, will capture photos of the asteroid and measure surface temperatures before a larger rover and lander are released later. "We don't have confirmation yet, but we are very, very hopeful", Yuichi Tsuda, JAXA project manager, told reporters. "I am looking forward to seeing pictures". By the way, "MASCOT" stands for "Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout". The pair of rovers, collectively known as MINERVA-II1, is attached to the bottom of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft and will be released on September 21.
Hurricane Florence: Death toll rises to 23 in Carolinas
Floodwaters inundate a church after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Conway, S.C. Atkinson's mother watched water rising in her street and declared, "Me personally, I don't have any fear".
The TDCJ posted about the shocking discovery on its Facebook page, writing: 'Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Almost $18million-worth of cocaine was found in a shipment of bananas donated to the Texas prison system.
On Saturday, Thomas participated in the Seahawks walk-through and now appears set to appear in the Week 3 contest. According to Gregg Ball of the Times Tribune in Seattle , Thomas didn't practice today but was at practice.
Foodstuffs has confirmed the distribution of Australian strawberries in its stores was halted last weekend, a spokeswoman said. It has been almost a week since the first needle was found in a punnet of strawberries bought in Queensland .
The XRL is set to go into service on 23 September to connect Hong Kong West Kowloon Station with six stations in Guangzhou. AU$40) to Guangzhou South; and tickets to long-haul destinations, such as Beijing will start at HK$1,240 (approx.
Four of the 49ers' first five drives ended in punts against a Chiefs defense that entered the game ranked last in the NFL. It was one of three TD passes he threw in a 38-27 victory over the 49ers on Sunday - and easily the most impressive.
The pound fell sharply as May delivered the angry retort, as markets assessed that the chances of "no deal" have risen. The Dutch prime minister just stood... and said the Netherlands is better prepared for no deal than the UK.
Auteur de 4 buts et 3 passes décisives en 5 matchs, Nicolas Pépé signe un énorme début de saison avec Lille en Ligue 1. Des clubs nous ont contactés directement après le mercato pour savoir quelle était la marche à suivre, a-t-il révélé.
Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said Friday that the state has had four times as many cases compared to past year . There are now six confirmed cases of the West Nile virus, and one man who had West Nile recently died.
Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin says 215 buildings were damaged or destroyed, and a total of 1,686 homes were affected. The Ottawa Hospital said in a tweet last night that it was treating six people with injuries related to the tornado.
Of course, diesel isn't a popular choice for Porsche customers, accounting for only 15 percent of the automaker's sales. The diesel engine is aimed at a different driving experience.
Bills win big in Minnesota, defeat Vikings 27
You've got to go out and play and just because somebody says you're supposed to win doesn't mean that's going to happen". Allen hurdled Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on a run for a first down, and took a solid hit as he completed the run.
Stop Brexit? UK's Labour party mulls backing new referendum
A second Brexit referendum could "stoke xenophobia", so Corbyn maintains the best solution is to push for a general election. Corbyn, an Arsenal supporter, is on Merseyside due to the Labour annual conference taking part in the city this weekend.
Ripple Increased by 15.3% in Just One Day
Ripple'sxCurrent facilitates savings in the region of 30% by comparison with traditional cross border payment/settlement methods. However, as much as the technology has been lauded behind closed doors, the product itself hasn't officially been released.
Meghan reveals 'something blue' she wore at royal wedding
She says: "We had two or three meetings talking about sketches and different ideas of how this could really come to life". The documentary " Queen of the World " premieres on September 25 on ITV before airing on October 1 on HBO.
Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup
However, Anderson and Team World trail Team Europe 7-5 going into the final day of the three-day exhibition event. The duo won the tie-breaker 10-6 and the match 6-7 (5) 6-3 10-6 to earn the first point for Team World.