Japanese robots land on asteroid, send back pictures

September 25, 2018
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Hayabusa 2 just touched down two hopping robots on the surface of an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to return samples for analysis. Samples from Hayabusa 1 have already been analyzed using JASCO Raman.

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About the Author

Dr. Carlos Morillo received his Post Doc at Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Fukuoka and was a Research Scientist at Kyushu University in Japan where he lived for several years. Carlos received his Doctor of Engineering from Kyushu University and his Masters and BS from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas Venezuela. He is an Applications Scientist at JASCO.