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A Japanese Spacecraft Just Fired a Bullet Into an Asteroid After Landing On It, and Welcome to 2019

Out of this world.
japan spacecraft, hayabusa 2,

Credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Infamous for the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the nation, Americans couldn’t help but relate the bullet back to that.

Unlike the crisis of gun violence, Japan’s efforts represent the power of human innovation. NASA wished them luck as its own officials prepare for a similar mission.

Save travels home, Hayabusa 2!

 

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