Outback touchdown for Japan space capsule

December 7th, 2020

Oberon Review, Other, 06/12/2020, Tim Dornin
After a six-year mission and a flight of hundreds of millions of kilometres, a Japanese space capsule carrying the first sub-surface asteroid samples has been safely retrieved after landing in the South Australian outback. The capsule has been travelling on board the Hayabusa2 spacecraft which first landed on the Ryugu asteroid, more than 300 million kilometres from earth, in February last year. […] CSIRO astronomy and space science official Glen Nagle hailed the mission as an amazing success.

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