What Happens When You Shoot An Asteroid With An ‘Anti-Tank Weapon’

What Happens When You Shoot An Asteroid With An ‘Anti-Tank Weapon?

Hayabusa may have left Ryugu, but the science continues to be revealed as the data is analysed, of interest today is the results of the impactor experiment which finally published the images of the explosion and crater formation from the deployable camera. The impact of the 2kg projectile blew a wide hole in the space rock, throwing tons of regolith into space The results of the experiment were published in Science in March 2020 https://science.sciencemag.org/conten…