with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society, trying to spread the PB&J (passion, beauty & joy) of space exploration.
• January 16, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will try to collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu during the week of 18 February, mission officials said during a press briefing last week.
• November 15, 2018
The spacecraft will spend the end of 2018 a safe distance from Ryugu, as the Sun's position makes communications with Earth spotty.
• October 19, 2018
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on Ryugu later this month, but that has been delayed to early 2019.
• September 27, 2018
Pics of Ryugu's surface show loose piles of gravel strewn with larger rocks and boulders.
• September 22, 2018
The two small spacecraft are the size and shape of cheese wheels, and can autonomously hop around the surface.
• August 28, 2018
The names were collected by the Society in 2013, and are stored on target markers that will be dropped on the asteroid.
• July 11, 2018
Two new global views of Ryugu from Hayabusa2, plus a 3-D animation.
• July 05, 2018
With Hayabusa2 at Ryugu and OSIRIS-REx closing on Bennu, it's the summer of sample return. Why do scientists go to so much trouble for a piece of a another world?
• June 18, 2018
Hayabusa2 continues to approach asteroid Ryugu, revealing the 900-meter-wide world in all its glory.
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