the goal was to blast a crater in the sky of the body and parts of the resuspended material to absorb. The explosive device exploded according to plan, 40 minutes after he had been brought on the way.
The use of was the so far most risky for the Mission. The maneuver 300 million kilometers away from earth was a highly demanding task: The probe had to approach the asteroid at 500 meters, and after the Explosion, in order not to be of the thrown-up Material and damaged hit or to collide with Ryugu.
Possible Asteroid collision with earth to fend off
One of the asteroids down, left camera should then inspect the crater. In the case of a sandy surface, the experts anticipated a diameter of ten meters, at a rocky three meters.
As the camera maneuvers succeeded, applause and whoops broke out in the control centre in Japan. Images were not available initially. After use, it will take about two weeks to “Hayabusa 2” into its original position returns.
The German-French-Japanese Mission aims to provide new insights into the origin of our solar system, as well as the possibility of an asteroid to ward off threat of a collision with the earth.
The scientists suspect that organic material and water of 4.6 billion years ago the asteroid Ryugu. By the end of February, Hayabusa 2 was “landed” on the asteroid, had shot a bullet into the surface to dust for samples of theirs.
the “Hayabusa 2” was launched in December 2014 and is scheduled to return with the samples in the coming year to earth. The Mission, which costs the equivalent of about 100 million Swiss francs, was not always easy. Originally, the landing of the probe was planned already in the last year. Because the asteroid’s surface was, however, unexpectedly jagged, had to no longer be a suitable place to land looking for. (SDA)