An incredible new animation by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the spacecraft Hayabusa2 making its second landing on July 11 .
The animation is played at 10x the speed of the spaceship, which touches down on the asteroid Ryugu and then retreats. Hayabusa2 recorded the video of the touchdown with his Cam-H monitor camera, which shows the vehicle's sampling mechanism (or sampler horn). Cam-H, created in collaboration with JAXA and the Tokyo University of Science, was installed through public donations.
The sampler horn of the aircraft, seen in the video and pointing "down" toward Ryugu, picked up new samples from the asteroid.
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