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Asteroid samples from Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 to land near Woomera – The Australian

Samples from a 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid collected by a Japanese spacecraft in two extraordinary touchdown manoeuvres are about to land in South Australia’s…

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  • By Rebecca Le May
  • NCA NewsWire
  • An hour ago December 5, 2020

Samples from a 4.5-billion-year-old asteroid collected by a Japanese spacecraft in two extraordinary touchdown manoeuvres are about to land in South Australias outback.
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft took fragments from the asteroid Ryugu in February and July last year, and will eject the fragments as it flies past early on Sunday.
The capsule is expected to land near Woomera about 4am AEDT, with the Hayabusa2 having travelled 5.25 billion kilometres…

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