Date: 6 months ago   Category: Space

The crater of an asteroid of Ryugu was called Kolobok


For elections of names for objects on the card scientists use children's fairy tales. This name is taken from the tale of the fisherman Urasim Taro. Representatives of the Japanese aerospace research agency (JAXA) published the card of a surface of an asteroid Ryugu. One of its craters received the name "Kolobok". About it it is noted on Twitter account @haya2e_jaxa. Studying of an asteroid is carried out with use of interplanetary station Hayabusa-2. The station was summer of 2018 near an asteroid and landed several devices intended for researches on its surface. Names for various zones of a crater marked on the topographic map chose from children's fairy tales. In particular, the name of the crater was borrowed from the Japanese tale of Urasim Taro's fisherman. The names for topographic features on Ryugu’s surface have been decided. The theme is "Names that appear in stories for children", in keeping with Ryugu. On the map, yellow indicates an official name recognized by the International Astronomical Union while orange is a nickname. pic.twitter.com/vT7OBaXhwb — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) on January 9, 2019. The card was also published in social network. On it official designations which are accepted by the International Astronomical Union, and orange - pseudonyms are marked in yellow color. Earlier it was reported that the probe photographed "the ice lake" which is located on the surface of Mars. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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