You've Been To Mars And A Comet; Japan's NASA Invites You To An Asteroid

Two Japanese rovers touring an asteroid have sent photos and a video back home, which were published by the Japanese space agency Thursday.
A still from a 15-frame movie captured by one of the MINERVA-II1 rovers on the surface of asteroid Ryugu last week. Source: JAXA

Want to see what it would be like to stand on a asteroid? Well, if you were not a human but rather a seven-inch-diameter, just under 3-inch-tall, hopping robot?

A video released Thursday and taken by one of the two bouncing rovers currently on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu — over 200 million miles away from Earth — shows you just this.

"Enjoy 'standing' on the.

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