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.