Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond' www.bbc.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago in Science & Technology

A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target - an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top.

Hayabusa 2 has been travelling toward the space rock Ryugu since launching from the Tanegashima spaceport in 2014.