Japan's space agency JAXA has released images of the surface of the asteroid Ryugu captured by two robotic vehicles that landed there last week.
The rovers, called MINERVA-II-1, have been hopping around the surface of the asteroid taking pictures after being released from the Hayabusa2 probe last Friday, Japan time.
Japan's space agency JAXA says 2 rovers released from its Hayabusa2 probe have landed on the asteroid Ryugu.
JAXA officials say they determined the landing was successful after the MINERVA-II-1 rovers beamed back images to Earth. They say the images captured different places on the asteroid's surface, suggesting the vehicles took the images as they moved.
Japan's space agency JAXA says its Hayabusa2 probe has released its first pair of rovers designed to land on the asteroid Ryugu.
JAXA officials say they'll likely know on Saturday, Japan time, whether the MINERVA-II-1 rovers have successfully landed on the asteroid, through images beamed back to Earth.