JAXA shows the sub-surface samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu

  • December 26, 2020
Shortly after Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth, JAXA showed off some of the samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu. Those rocks came from the “A” chamber of the probe’s sample capsule, which means they were collected during the mission’s f…

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe returns its asteroid sample to Earth

  • December 5, 2020
Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has successfully returned an asteroid sample to Earth more than a year after first touching down on Ryugu. JAXA has confirmed that the sample capsule touched down in Australia in the early morning of December 6th local time. T…

Japan will send an 8K camera to Mars and its moons

  • September 13, 2020
It’s difficult to justify 8K video here on Earth, but that isn’t stopping Japan from capturing ultra-high resolution imagery elsewhere in the Solar System. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and broadcaster NHK are developing 4K and 8K cameras (v…