Spoiler alert: This spaceship did not explode. But it looked like it did.
Although Defense Minister Taro Kono doesn’t believe in UFOs, he wants the Self-Defense Forces to have a plan in place for any encounter–just in case.
The carbon-rich asteroid Ryugu may have come together just 10 million years or so ago.
Japanese researchers discovered 143 stunning geoglyphs of humans, birds, camels and other animals etched into the desert in southern Peru around the mysterious Nazca Lines.
A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country’s space agency said.
Two target markers deployed around Ryugu ahead of lander’s planned descent next month
Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.
Japanese astronomers actively searching for extraterrestrial life have not found any evidence that aliens have visited Earth, a professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hitoshi Yamaoka, claimed.
Having examined his discovery, the conspiracy theorist suggested that the symbol he found might point at the location of a city built there by aliens in times immemorial.