The creators of the Haiabus 2 space ship are interested in the dark area on the surface of the asteroid
The Japanese Space Research Agency received a photo from the investigation, which confused the scientists. A dark spot of unknown origin hit the picture. Astrophysicists are confused.
The photo was taken from a height of 25 meters shortly after Haiabusa 2 was separated from the asteroid Riugu. Shows the tracks of the landing probe, its shadow and the mysterious ground of the earth. It expands from the environment in darker color.
Experts quickly spotted the dark spot below the shadow. And they began to discover the nature of the mysterious phenomenon. Scientists are in shock, but have already presented several versions that can explain the origin of the site. However, the real reason remains secret.
"It may have changed after the vehicle fell, but the exact reason is not yet known. Perhaps this trail left the engines, which led to their work raising particles from the surface of the asteroids, "the Japanese agency said in a statement.
The diameter of the asteroid Riugu is 3.2 billion km. from the ground. Its diameter is about 900 m. In December 2014, Haiabusa 2 was sent specifically for Riugu. And at the end of June last year, the station entered the asteroid orbit.
February 22, 2019. Haiabusa 2 approached the asteroid Riugu Space probe fired 5 grams of tantalum. She hit the ground at a speed of 300 m / s. The device then collected dust that was raised and small rock fragments for analysis using a separate device. Shortly after the mission, Haiabusa 2 returned to work orbit. By 2020, the station will deliver selected samples to Earth.
That's how he passed the first of the three landing probes on Riuga. Astrophysicists from Japan are planning two more similar approaches before sending Haiabus 2 to Earth, which will begin in December 2019. It is possible that further research will highlight the nature of the place.
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