"I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realize mobile exploration on the surface of an asteroid".
The Hayabusa2 mission was launched in December 2014 and will return to Earth with its samples in 2020.
The team behind the expedition faced a nervous two-day wait for the Minerva-II rovers to send back information, but on Sunday, they confirmed the rovers landed.
Asteroids such as Ryugu are of such huge interest to scientists because they are made from the debris that was floating in the disc-shaped cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula, after the formation of the Sun.
What will the rovers do on the asteroid surface? Because the asteroid has a low gravity, the rovers will basically be jumping around to heights of up to 15 meters (49 feet) and be able to stay in the air for as long as 15 minutes. Weighing around a kilo each, the rovers are equipped with wide-angle and stereo cameras. It shows the Hayabusa 2 on top and Ryugu's surface. From this crater, the probe will collect "fresh" materials unexposed to millennia of wind and radiation.
On 3 October, the Hayabusa2 mothership will deploy a ship called Mascot, which was developed in Europe by the German Aerospace Center and France's space agency, CNES, and analyse the samples remotely. The asteroid is named Ryugu, CNNreported. The asteroid's surface is known to be rougher than expected, as it has several boulders and barely any smooth places.
After days of gripping suspense, the two small rovers finally landed on the Ryugu asteroid - and they've even sent a few postcards back home.
MINERVA II mid-hop on asteroid Ryugu.
How can studying asteroids help solar system science?
It is assumed that Ryugu and similar drifting rocks are fragments from earlies years of the Solar System.
US light was $1.25 higher at $72.03. "It's good for peace and it's good for the shape of the worldwide price of oil". Speaking on Tuesday, Trump said that OPEC members were "as usual ripping off the rest of the world ".
No severe weather is expected tonight, so rest easy (even if nighttime thunder and lightning make you nervous). Expect to see some patchy fog, and otherwise it will be cloudy with lows in the upper 50s, forecasters said.
Otherwise, to improve something you would give yourself half a year to really make the next step in whatever kind of career. Roy Hodgson's XI was full of players with little or no chance of getting into his first team - and it showed all evening.
The daring actor arrived more than hour beforehand with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and his three children Trey, Jaden and Willow. It seems leaping out of a helicopter from an absurd height is one way to knock that fear out of you.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal, at a press conference, told reporters that the Aadhaar Act was against democracy. Bank Accounts: The SC in its judgment on Wednesday said, "Bank account need not be linked with Aadhaar".
An Indonesian teenager stayed alive for 49 days while floating thousands of kilometres across the Pacific Ocean on a timber hut. As the hut didn't have any paddles or engine, Aldi had no way to try to navigate his way back to Indonesia.
Some in the audience also grumbled during Trump's remarks when he said "we reject the ideology" of globalism. Trump had called Kim a " rocket man " bent on nuclear destruction in his United Nations speech past year .
As always, only the coming weeks and months can tell where the journey is headed for the very volatile cryptocurrency market. The explosive growth of the XRP token has also eroded bitcoin's market dominance from 58% to less than 52%.
Bloomberg via Getty Images A man carries a Gianni Versace SpA branded shopping bag at a store in Milan on September 24, 2018. That part of the market is on an upswing, with US$289 billion in global sales a year ago , according to Bain & Company.
In a phone call with Judiciary Committee staff of both parties, Kavanaugh denied Ramirez's story, panel spokesman Foy said . Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME , who has yet to declare her position on confirmation.
'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' trailer
The trailer is a retread of several storylines and scenes that fans of the X-Men film franchise would already be familiar with. From the looks of it, Jean's growing power as a result of her space mission and her starting to be corrupted as the Phoenix.
Trump, Iran's Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults
Market forces and demand for oil on the global market are likely to mean Iran will continue to find customers to buy its supply. Trump said he was a victim of smear campaign by the "fake news " and that no one was laughing at his expense.
Bill Cosby had pudding in first prison meal
Cliff Huxtable", Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference, referring to Cosby's best-known role. Under prison policy, the 81-year-old comedian will be allowed phone calls and visits and will get a chance to exercise.
Salah beats Bale and Ronaldo to Puskas Award
Ronaldo also scored a memorable hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup but did not progress beyond the round of 16. Liverpool's star enjoyed a brilliant 2017-18 campaign and scored 44 goals in all competitions last season.