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Japanese 'Space Cannon' On Track For Aiming At An Asteroid: Reports - Universe Today
Watch out, asteroid 1999 JU3: you’re being targeted. As several media reports reminded us, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)’s Hayabusa-2 asteroid exploration mission will carry a ‘space cannon’ on board — media-speak for the “collision device” that will create an artificial crater on the asteroid’s surface. “An artificial crater that can be created by … Continue reading "Japanese ‘Space Cannon’ On Track For Aiming At An Asteroid: Reports"