A JAXA computer generated image of the two biscuit-tin-shaped solar-powered rovers on the surface of the asteroid. Photo: AP

Japanese space probe shoots hopping rovers at asteroid

Machines will survey rock’s features, while an ‘impactor’ blasts a crater in the surface to try to find out whether elements from space helped life on Earth

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A JAXA computer generated image of the two biscuit-tin-shaped solar-powered rovers on the surface of the asteroid. Photo: AP
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