Ryugu asteroid is now famous in all of the Japanese media as the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is landed on the asteroid. The scientists working on this mission are studying the asteroid as they’ve recently learned flying debris from the asteroid, categorising it as Active Asteroid. The scientists are pretty much sure that they can find out the origin of Ryugu asteroid, as they are studying it further. Scientists are confident that the asteroid is not the parent asteroid but part of the one which is roaming in the solar system.
Finding the origin of the Ryugu asteroid won’t be easy, as scientists think it’s originated from the large rock formation in the universe. As there are many big rocks or the meteorites orbiting the sun in the asteroid belt, it’ll be harder to find the parent asteroid. If not the parent asteroid, then it might be the part of the planet, which blasted off the surface after disastrous meteor collision. After analysing the images taken from Hayabusa 2 of the Ryugu Asteroid, the scientists published a report sharing the characteristics of the asteroid.
In the published report, scientists have shared that the parent body of the Ryugu asteroid had a somewhat icy body and presence of organic molecules. Considering the pitch black colour of the asteroid Ryugu, scientists have already found two possible parent bodies. The first one is nearly 55 kilometres wide named as Polana, and another is 37 kilometre wide named Eulea. Both of the parent asteroid bodies do have a similar pitch black colour, making it one of the darkest objects we’ve seen with the telescope. As of now, there is not much information available on the asteroid. But we will receive more details after the Hayabusa 2 returns on Earth collecting the samples from Ryugu’s surface.