New paper on The Osprey 2 impact on asteroids: Craters the size of buses

According tomedia reports, thanks to the Japanese spacecraft “Ostrich 2” let the human benefit in another world left a huge mark. A new study published Thursday in Science detailed meteorites discovered by the Osprey 2 space impact.

New paper on The Osprey 2 impact on asteroids: Craters the size of buses

Last year, Osprey 2 made a closer look before leaving its target asteroid, The Dragon Palace, where it blew up a semicircular crater about 10 meters wide, the size of a bus.

New paper on The Osprey 2 impact on asteroids: Craters the size of buses

The paper explains how the explosion shifted some boulders at least a few tens of centimeters in size and dug out a large rock 5 meters in diameter and threw it to one side. However, another large rock did not move, leading researchers to suspect that it could be buried deep under the asteroid’s surface.

By estimating the data collected during the formation of the new crater, the researchers estimated that the Dragon Palace may be 9 million years old and its vast surface is thought to be made up of non-stick matter similar to sand.

Next, the ostrich will send back samples and land inland australia by the end of 2020, when people will eventually get some sandy, cohesive space material.