162173 Ryugu

Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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Christopher K.
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162173 Ryugu

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This obscure space rock is the focus of today's APOD, as Hayabasa 2 arrived about two months ago. The spacecraft will soon swarm Ryugu with probes, meanwhile hopefully taking a sample for return to Earth!

The 22 August 2018 APOD:
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180822.html

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