Binary asteroid system 1999 KW4 poses no threat of collision with our planet, scientists say.
The crater mission was the riskiest for Hayabusa2 as it had to immediately get away so it wouldn't get hit by flying shards from the blast.
It's also been called "The Great Pumpkin" asteroid.
The supposed "interstellar immigrant" is located near Jupiter but has an atypical orbit.
Is the elongated asteroid 'Oumuamua actually some kind of probe?
"We are not pursuing the Asteroid Redirect Mission with this budget proposal."
Recent close encounters with space rocks show just how vulnerable our planet is.
With 15,000 space rocks in our galactic vicinity, Earth is a sitting duck for an eventual collision.
An asteroid explorer answers 13 questions about scary space rocks.