The exploration of Ryugu by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 suggests that the surface of the asteroid is a mirror image of the meteorites that have fallen on the Earth. The newly released photos and imprints of Hayabusa-2 give an impression of the meteorites.
A team of Japanese and European scientists examined the newly explored asteroid thoroughly from the photos that have been received by way of the robotic lander. The images were captured from the surface of the asteroid back in October 2018. The researchers and scientists believe that the materials contained in it can help them trace the past morphology of Earth. The dust-free asteroid can be a huge bank to understand the records of the planet’s surface and atmosphere. The journal published on Friday asserted that the carbonaceous chondrite meteorites carried the same rocks that the asteroid now contains. These rocks have been once crashed into the atmosphere of Earth. One of the oldest rocks known in the solar system is termed to be carbonaceous chondrites. But, on reaching the atmosphere of Earth, the samples altered on their own.
Once the space probe Hayabusa-2 brings the samples back to Earth, it will be easy for scientists to determine the space rocks original formation. According to Rolf Jaumann of the German Aerospace Center, the geological context, weathering history and the distribution of rocks and materials on the surface of the asteroid are being detected. According to the German Aerospace Center, the space probe has been capable of taking down the information of the asteroid in its original environment. This, in itself, is a big thing. The researchers and astronomers are eager to find out all the relevant information attached to the asteroid and the linkage between the home planet, Earth. The asteroid will be a great help in finding the same in terms of its historic past.