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Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes 'perfect' touchdown on asteroid

Apo - Japan's Hayabusa2 probe made a "perfect" touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid, collecting samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

Apo - Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

Asteroid dust collected by Japanese spacecraft returned to Earth

Tokyo - The Government of Japan confirmed that the particles found inside the space capsule "Hayabusa" belong to asteroid Itokawa and are the first samples of this kind coming to Earth. The asteroid dust may provide some clues on the origin of the Solar System.

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Computer generated image of Hayabusa above Itokawa s surface.
Computer generated image of Hayabusa above Itokawa's surface.

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