Medicine & TechnologyNASA recently performed an exchange of international asteroid samples with the Japanese Exploration Agency. The said execution marks the hugest sample of asteroids curated in the history of Johnson Space Center.
JAXA planetary scientist Dr. James O'Donoghue makes animations of planets during his free time. One of his works is an animation of how fast each planet in the Solar System spins and it has been viewed almost over 1.6 million times.
In 2020, Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 took samples from the asteroid 162173 Ryugu and brought it back to Earth. Now, Argonne National Laboratory gets a rare chance to study these fragments at atomic scales.
Tel Aviv University Nanosatellite Center has overseen all aspects of the development of the TAU-SAT1 nanosatellite, now undergoing pre-flight testing with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).