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Asteroid Dust Recovered from Japan’s Daring Hayabusa2 Mission

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Scientists hope the dark grains from asteroid Ryugu will improve their understanding of the Solar System’s formation

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Asteroid Dust Recovered from Japan’s Daring Hayabusa2 Mission

Asteroid Dust Recovered from Japan’s Daring Hayabusa2 Mission

Scientists hope the dark grains from asteroid Ryugu will improve their understanding of the Solar System’s formation

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

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

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 ...

Japan asteroid probe in 'tantalizing' solar system discoveries

Japan asteroid probe in 'tantalizing' solar system discoveries

An unmanned Japanese spacecraft orbiting an asteroid has made surprising discoveries that scientists say will improve understanding about the origin's of the Earth's water and help search ...

10 Reasons Why NASA is Visiting Asteroid Bennu

10 Reasons Why NASA is Visiting Asteroid Bennu

It’s close to Earth Unlike most other asteroids that circle the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Bennu’s orbit is close in proximity to Earth’s, even crossing it. If ...

Japan's asteroid-smashing probe reveals a surprisingly young space rock

Japan's asteroid-smashing probe reveals a surprisingly young space rock

The carbon-rich asteroid Ryugu may have come together just 10 million years or so ago.

After a two-year journey, a NASA spacecraft arrives at its target asteroid

After a two-year journey, a NASA spacecraft arrives at its target asteroid

OSIRIS-REx is about to spend a lot of time with the asteroid Bennu.

Asteroid capsule located in Australian desert

Asteroid capsule located in Australian desert

A recovery team has found a capsule carrying the first significant quantities of rock from an asteroid.

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid

The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.

Why Bennu? 10 Reasons

Why Bennu? 10 Reasons

The humble rock is but one of about 780,000 known asteroids in our solar system. So why did scientists pick Bennu for this momentous investigation? Here are 10 reasons.

What Scientists Found After Sifting Through Dust In The Solar System

What Scientists Found After Sifting Through Dust In The Solar System

Two kinds of light show up in STEREO images: light from the Sun's blazing outer atmosphere -- called the corona -- and light reflected off all the dust floating through space. But when ...

Japan retrieves space probe that may hold clues to origin of planets

Japan retrieves space probe that may hold clues to origin of planets

Japan has retrieved a space probe from Australia's remote outback after a six-year mission that may help reveal more about the origins of the planets, the Asian nation's space agency said ...