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Scientists called possible places of landing of the rover "Hayabusy-2" - RIA Novosti, 8/15/2018

MOSCOW, 15 Aug – RIA Novosti. The scientific team of the mini-rover MASCOT has chosen ten points on a surface of an asteroid of Ryugyu where it can be put them "астероидоход" at the end of fall of this year. The card with zones of landing has been published in the official microblog of the robot and on the website DLR.© JAXA, University of Tokyo, Koichi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST of Asteroid Ryugyu was similar to a space "sugar cube" "When to us pictures of Ryugyu have come from height to kilometer, we have understood that we never saw anything similar – his surface is covered huge number of cobble-stones and craters. Considering a difficult relief, safety will be the main criterion at the choice of a zone of landing. On the other hand, any of these ten points will bring us the mass of new knowledge" — Ralf Jaumann from the German aerospace center (DLR) has said. The automatic station "Hayabusa-2" has been started in space at the beginning of a decasconce of 2014 for studying, a fence and return of tests from an asteroid of Ryugyu. As scientists hope, she will return on the earth the first 100% "clean" tests of primary matter of Solar system. The Japanese device has achieved the objectives at the beginning of June and has begun the long procedure of braking and rapprochement with an asteroid. The asteroid form repeatedly "changed" in process of rapprochement of the probe with a celestial body and improvement of quality of pictures. At first the scientist it seemed that he was similar to an ideal sphere, then – on "pelmeshka" or a ball of tango, national Japanese sweet. Later series of pictures and a peculiar video received by "Hayabusoy-2" in the middle of June have shown that it has more angular form and is similar to a cube of sugar or a crystal of spar.Check of out my 10 candidate #asteroidlanding sites. Which one will it be?

of In the image, possible touchdown areas are shown in light blue & stabilization areas after bouncing in dark blue. Numbers don't represent a ranking

©CNES#Hayabusa2 soil in spite of the fact that "Hayabusa-2" has already reached Ryugyu, will occur absolutely at a distant day. At first the probe has to define situation in an orbit and correct it if there is such need, and then — comprehensively to study structure of a subsoil and a relief of an asteroid. Only after that the interplanetary station will approach a surface of Ryugyu and will dump on her peculiar "thunder flash" which will bare and will throw out untouched material from an asteroid subsoil. "Hayabusa-2" will collect this dust and pebble levitating in a vacuum during the second flight over this point. In addition, in October of this year the Japanese probe will lower the mobile device MASCOT created by specialists of DLR on an asteroid surface. This mikrorover will study structure of a subsoil of an asteroid for about two "days" and to watch the magnetic fields surrounding him, using "Hayabusu-2" as a communication system with Earth. © ESA–J. Huart, 2013 Embracing a comet: what secrets were revealed "Rosetta" and "Phil" by the Unusual form of an asteroid and existence of big hollows and mountains on him on



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