Hayabusa Spacecraft Returns Asteroid Artifacts From Space

Washington DC (SPX) Nov 18, 2010 Scientists involved with the first space mission attempting to sample asteroid surface material and return to Earth, have confirmed presence of particles collected from a small container aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa spacecraft. On June 13, 2010, Hayabusa visited the near-Earth asteroid, called Itokawa. The spacecraft landed at Australia’s remote Woomera Tes

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