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Japan's Hayabusa2 makes history by successfully collecting samples from distant asteroid Ryugu

Discussion in 'Home Page News' started by Golden Retriever, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM.

  1. Golden Retriever Active Member

    JAXA's Hayabusa2 project is an asteroid sample-return mission like NASA's OSIRIS-REx. While the latter's destination is the Bennu asteroid, the Japanese probe is meant to collect samples from Ryugu (which means Dragon Palace), an asteroid that orbits the Sun between Earth and Mars. Ambitious space missions like these expand our...


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