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Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroidIt's just like the movie
Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. SEE ALSO: Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists of two rovers, 1a & 1b. Both rovers are confirmed to have landed on the surface of Ryugu. They are in good condition and have transmitted photos & data. We also confirmed they are moving on the surface. #asteroidlanding — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 A flood of imagery followed as the two hopping rovers — yes, they get around by hopping — set about their important task.  This is a picture from MINERVA-II1. The color photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 21 around 13:08 JST, immediately after separation from the spacecraft. Hayabusa2 is top and Ryugu's surface is below. The image is blurred because the rover is spinning. #asteroidlanding pic.twitter.com/CeeI5ZjgmM — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 Photo taken by Rover-1B on Sept 21 at ~13:07 JST. It was captured just after separation from the spacecraft. Ryugu's surface is in the lower right. The misty top left region is due to the reflection of sunlight. 1B seems to rotate slowly after separation, minimising image blur. pic.twitter.com/P71gsC9VNI — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 This dynamic photo was captured by Rover-1A on September 22 at around 11:44 JST. It was taken on Ryugu's surface during a hop. The left-half is the surface of Ryugu, while the white region on the right is due to sunlight. (Hayabusa2 Project) pic.twitter.com/IQLsFd4gJu — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) September 22, 2018 You can keep up with the status of Hayabusa2's mission on JAXA's English-language website right here. There's also a post from JAXA discussing the mission here. As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world’s first rover (mobile exploration robot) to land on the surface of an asteroid. This is also the first time for autonomous movement and picture capture on an asteroid surface." WATCH: Elon Musk just unveiled images of SpaceX's ship that he hopes will be key to bringing people to Mars



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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocketSpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.



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Liftoff! SpaceX successfully launched world’s most powerful rocket

Liftoff! SpaceX successfully launched world’s most powerful rocketOn Tuesday, February 6, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.



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Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.



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A Woman Actually, Successfully Returned Her Dead Christmas Tree

A Woman Actually, Successfully Returned Her Dead Christmas TreeNew holiday cost-saving hack?



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US successfully tests ICBM following N. Korea missile launch

US successfully tests ICBM following N. Korea missile launchThe US military conducted a test Wednesday of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, officials said, just days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch. Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance, but this one came at a time of soaring tensions with North Korea over its trial of an ICBM last week. “While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” the Air Force Global Strike Command said.



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Russia claims it has successfully tested hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’

Russia claims it has successfully tested hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’Russia has claimed it has carried out successful tests of a hypersonic missile, a year ahead of schedule. According to government-controlled news agency Sputnik, the missile system – known as Zircon – could be installed on Pyotr Veliky, the country’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship. The hypersonic missiles are a “quantum leap in technology,” defence analyst Tim Ripley’s told DW.



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Vice Chair of Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppression

Vice Chair of Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppressionThe Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s new “election integrity” commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppression, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Kris Kobach led restrictive voting initiatives that targeted minorities and perpetuated voter suppression, the not-for-profit legal advocacy group said. Mr Trump signed an executive order establishing the commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system.



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Vice Chair of Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppression

Vice Chair of Donald Trump's voter fraud commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppressionThe Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s new “election integrity” commission has been successfully sued four times for voter suppression, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Kris Kobach led restrictive voting initiatives that targeted minorities and perpetuated voter suppression, the not-for-profit legal advocacy group said. Mr Trump signed an executive order establishing the commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system.



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Cassini Spacecraft Successfully Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

Cassini Spacecraft Successfully Dives Between Saturn and Its RingsTo boldly go where no robotic spacecraft has gone before.



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