Japanese Space Robots Just Landed on an Asteroid


It's an exciting day for scientists in Japan as they just successfully landed two rovers on the surface of an asteroid. 

Japanese space agency JAXA said Saturday the rovers landed on Ryugu, a rock slightly wider than a half mile, about 185-million miles from Earth. 

They're the first mobile rovers to land on an asteroid and will study the composition of the rock and gather samples to return to Earth in 2020.  

Thankfully we don't have to wait two years to check up on it's work.

The official Twitter for the craft has been sharing some awesome pics! 

Check them out below:


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