Incredible footage released by Japan's space agency shows a small explosive careering towards the remote asteroid Ryugu.
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the bomb from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft on April 4, creating a double-decker bus size.
Now they have just made public footage bombs coming down from space probe.
JAXA has been studying space rock for more than a year and has carried out a series of space rock interactions in order to unlock clues to the source of the solar system.
It first released rovers onto its surface and then reduces a steamer to "take a bite" of them and kick up dust that can be collected for analysis.
In the third test, JAXA used an explosive device fired from a steamer from 1
The artificial crater must reveal underground samples beneath, giving rock access scientists unaffected by painful space conditions.
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Incredible footage shows a small explosive careering towards the remote asteroid Ryugu, released by the space agency Japan. On April 4, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the bomb from Hayabusa2 spacecraft
Footage shows the impactor on the road to the stone space before leaving before the explosion.
It was taken from the Hayabusa2 craft before it protects itself from flying lips, by feeding behind Ryugu and staying for about two weeks.
JAXA expects to use fall from explosions to create crater and collect rock samples from under rocky surfaces.
Bronze fireworks are the size of a baseball weighing £ 4.4 (2kg). It is designed to come out with a piece of spacecraft equipment.
A copper plate beneath it is designed to be a ball during its landing and slam on the asteroid at 1.2 miles (2km) per second.
Japan's space agency (JAXA) uses its Hayabusa2 spacecraft to drop a bomb size of a baseball on the distant asteroid that Ryugu. This picture shows a firecracker coming down from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to create an asteroid crater Ryugu
JAXA intends to use fall from explosions to create crater and collect rock samples from underground . This image shows surface objects released from the surface of Ryugu after explosion
JAXA plans to send Hayabusa2 back to the site later, when dust and lips remain, for those observations from above and to collect samples from underground that have not been exposed to the sun or space rays
Scientists hope that samples are important to identify the history of the asteroid and our planet.
If successful, this will be the first time for a spacecraft to take such materials. In a 2005 & # 39; great & # 39; on a comet, NASA detects fragments after blasting over but does not collect them.
This artist's impression shows what might seem like JAXA released its 4.4lbs bomb to Ryugu and before it was made desperate escape to dodge subsequent debris
This photo released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows of asteroid Ryugu. This mission is the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it is to get away immediately so that it can not be hit by flying shards from the blast
WHAT NAMES OF LIFE MISSION mean?
Mission names came from the Japanese fairy tale Urashima Tarō.
Ryugu is the name of the dragon king palace under the ocean.
The landing site was given a monkey Tamatebako.
This is a sacred treasure box of great value inside the palace.
The story says that when it is opened, the smoke pours out.
Names were chosen because of the cloud of dust kicked when Hyabusa 2 collided over the asteroid.
Scientists also say that the stones that must be restored to Earth represent the treasure mentioned in the story.
After the impactor dropped, the spacecraft quickly moved to the other side of the asteroid to avoid flying shards from the blast.
While switching, Hayabusa2 also left a camera to get the outcome. One of its first images showed an impactor that was successfully released and went to the asteroid.
& # 39; Hayabusa2 has done everything as planned, and we're delighted, & # 39; said mission leader Makoto Yoshikawa. & # 39; But we still have more missions to achieve and still stay ahead of us to celebrate & # 39; banzai. & # 39; & # 39;
Hayabusa2 successfully held a small flat surface on a huge rock asteroid in February, when some spacecraft was also collected over dust and tiny debris.
The craft is scheduled to leave the asteroid at the end of 2019 and carry surface fragments and underground samples back to Earth in the late 2020.
The asteroid, named Ryugu after an underwater palace in a Japanese folklore, is about 300 million kilometers (180 million miles) from the Earth.
Impressions the Artist of a Rover-1A (back) and Rover-1B (foreground) from MINERVA-II1 as they discover the surface of Ryugu. JAXA announced that, after a three-and-a-half-year journey, the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft sent two small probes to the asteroid Ryugu in an attempt to get them to a kilometer-wide rock  How it looked: The detailed impression of an artist in the historic spacecraft approaching a fast meteor journey, before it fired a metal object here at 300 meters per second ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />