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The photos reveal new details of the surface of the space rock, which is known as Ryugu.
On 21 September, the rovers were released on to the surface by the "mothership", Hayabusa 2.
Hayabusa 2 reached Ryugu in June after a three-and-a-half-year journey.
The pictures show in clear relief the rugged, boulder-strewn landscape of this striking Solar System body.
The robots, known as Rover 1A and Rover 1B, are now both confirmed to be working on the surface of the space rock.
The 1kg autonomous rovers move about by hopping, using the asteroid's low gravity. Each one contains a motor-powered internal mass that rotates to generate force, propelling the robot across the surface.
although it won't play on this news source....
Rover 1B also sent back the first video footage from the surface of an asteroid.
As Hayabusa2 descended towards Ryugu to deploy the MINERVA-II1 rovers, the ONC-T camera snapped the highest resolution image yet of the asteroid surface!
originally posted by: SR1TX
This is fake. The images they take of near Earth objects is like pixel grainy stuff barely legible.
This is a computerized image of something somewhere, but not in space and not thousands of miles away.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Masisoar
I think I saw a lawn gnome!
Seriously OP that's awesome. Great find.
originally posted by: Masisoar
This is really awesome! I just hope those looking for things that aren't there do not start speculating that oddly shaped landscape features look like tires, pillars, and garden hoes.