Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

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Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

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It's just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu.

The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer.

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