with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.
• 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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