Japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is making a descent toward the asteroid Ryugu in a new mission to create an artificial crater for a study of the celestial body's interior. The asteroid is located 340 million kilometers from Earth.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, says the probe began its descent toward Ryugu from an altitude of 20,000 meters at around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Japan time.
The start of the new era is still a month away, but businesses are already jumping aboard the "Reiwa" bandwagon with new products, including candies, potato chips, chopsticks and a board game, to capitalize on consumers' celebratory mood.
Within minutes after the April 1 announcement of a new era name, confectioners started kneading and pulling sugary dough to hand-craft a commemorative version of "Kintaro ame" candies at Kintaroame Honten in Tokyo's Taito Ward.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, says the Hayabusa2 space probe has touched down on the asteroid Ryugu and started to collect rock samples.
JAXA says it received data at around 8:00 AM on Friday, Japan time, or 23:00 UTC on Thursday. Hayabusa2 began descending toward Ryugu a little after 1:00 PM on Thursday from an altitude of 20,000 meters.
Japan's Defense Ministry has started building another coastal embankment in the Henoko district of Okinawa Prefecture to reclaim land for the relocation of a US military base.
The work is part of a plan to move the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henoko area in Nago City.
Workers have started demolishing a former town hall building in northern Japan that was severely damaged by the tsunami on March 11th, 2011.
People of Otsuchi Town in Iwate Prefecture have been divided for nearly eight years over whether to demolish the building or preserve it as a memorial to the disaster.
When it comes to Android updates, most companies would generally prefer to focus on their latest flagship smartphones, so it can be a bit worrying if you use an older handset and are wondering whether or not an update will make its way to you. Thankfully for OnePlus 5 and 5T owners, it seems that the latest Android update is now making its way to handsets.
According to reports, it looks like the Android 9.0 Pie update is finally making its way to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, handsets that were released back in 2017. To be fair it was only a matter of time as the open beta for the updates took place a couple of weeks back, but it’s nice to see that OnePlus managed to release the update before the year is out, giving users a nice way to start 2019.