On September 21, two MINERVA-II1 rovers were deployed onto the asteroid Ryugu. The rovers, carried into space by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft (artist impression above), are the first rovers to ever land safely on an asteroid. At least one of them is patrolling the asteroid currently. As you can imagine, the pictures the rovers have beamed back to Earth are pretty incredible. They’ve even sent back some color, moving images of the Asteroids surface.
To follow along with the probes’ progress, be sure to visit the official site.