Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Blasts Artificial Crater in Asteroid Ryugu’s Surface

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed yet another intense mission: It used an explosive to blast a crater in the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. This success comes after the probe briefly touched down on the asteroid in February, firing a tantalum bullet into the surface in hopes of kicking up debris.

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https://gizmodo.com/hayabusa2-spacecraft-blasts-artificial-crater-in-astero-1833825034

All of the Coolest Nerdy Things I Spotted in Tokyo, the Greatest City on Earth

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I recently got back from a two-week vacation to Japan, spending most of my time in Tokyo with stops at Tokyo Disney and Osaka. It was seriously one of the best experiences of my life—mostly because my inner otaku was surrounded by some of the coolest, and cutest, things imaginable. Here are some of the neatest things…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/all-of-the-coolest-nerdy-things-i-spotted-in-tokyo-the-1833584345

How Filmmakers Created Fake Newsreels in the 1920s

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A horrifying magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit Japan on September 1, 1923, killing over 140,000 people. And while news of the devastation reached newspapers around the world by the next day, there was no way to get film footage from Japan to the United States that quickly. But that didn’t stop filmmakers from making fake…

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https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/how-filmmakers-created-fake-newsreels-in-the-1920s-1832866878

Tokusatsu GaGaGa Is a Heartwarming Meditation on Trying Not to Hide Your Geeky Self

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If you’re reading io9, I’m going to make a bit of an assumption: You’re probably a big fan of some nerdy stuff, be it sci-fi, superheroes, comic books (if you aren’t, well…I’m not sure why you’re here, but not my place to tell you how to spend your time!), or whatever. And you’re probably pretty open about it, too.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/tokusatsu-gagaga-is-a-heartwarming-meditation-on-trying-1832478679