The Japanese probe “Hayabusa-2” collected ground on the asteroid Ryugu and flew away

The Hayabusa-2 space probe, which previously landed on Ryugu asteroid, collected soil samples and flew into orbit, Kyodo agency reports, citing the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

In JAXA they said that they had received a signal from the probe to release a metal bullet – it had to crush the ground in order for Hayabusa-2 to collect its samples.
Asteroid Ryugu is located 340 million km from Earth.

In October last year, it became known that the Japanese had landed the third probe on the asteroid Ryugu.