Japan created 1st artificial crater


  • Japanese scientists succeeded in creating the first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid.


  • It is a step towards shedding light on how the solar system evolved.
  • The crater from images captured by the probe is located 1,700 metres (5,500 feet) from the asteroid’s surface.
  • NASA’s Deep Impact probe succeeded in creating an artificial crater on a comet in 2005, but only for observation purposes.
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