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JAXA Confirms Collection of Soil & Gas Samples from Asteroid Ryugu by Hayabusa2

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Chamber A in the sample container was opened at 11:00 on December 15, and the asteroid Ryugu sample, which is thought to have been collected and stored at the time of the first touchdown (February 22, 2019), was confirmed. On December 14, a sample of grains of black sand thought to be ...

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JAXA Confirms Collection of Soil & Gas Samples from Asteroid Ryugu by Hayabusa2

JAXA Confirms Collection of Soil & Gas Samples from Asteroid Ryugu by Hayabusa2

Chamber A in the sample container was opened at 11:00 on December 15, and the asteroid Ryugu sample, which is thought to have been collected and stored at the time of the first touchdown ...

Japanese Space Capsule Carrying Pristine Asteroid Samples Lands in Australia

Japanese Space Capsule Carrying Pristine Asteroid Samples Lands in Australia

Gathered by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, the material from asteroid Ryugu will deepen scientists’ knowledge of early solar system history

Asteroid samples sealed in OSIRIS-REx return capsule

Asteroid samples sealed in OSIRIS-REx return capsule

A collection chamber that could contain more than 2 pounds of samples gathered from an asteroid in deep space last week has been sealed inside of a return capsule on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx ...

Japan’s Hayabusa2 capsule lands with carbon-rich asteroid samples

Japan’s Hayabusa2 capsule lands with carbon-rich asteroid samples

Samples could yield clues as to how water and complex organic molecules reached Earth

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Probe Drops Off Bits of an Asteroid and Heads for Its Next Target

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Probe Drops Off Bits of an Asteroid and Heads for Its Next Target

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe zoomed past Earth on December 5th and dropped off a capsule containing bits of an asteroid, finishing a six-year round trip. But the mission is far from over: While ...

Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in box from Japan probe

Black 'sand-like' asteroid dust found in box from Japan probe

Black sandy dust found in a capsule brought to Earth by a Japanese space probe is from the distant asteroid Ryugu, scientists confirmed after opening it on Monday.

Japan Makes History With Second Asteroid Landing To Scoop Material From The Dawn Of The Solar System

Japan Makes History With Second Asteroid Landing To Scoop Material From The Dawn Of The Solar System

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu for a second time, firing a projectile into the surface in the process and hopefully kicking up material into a ...

For the second time ever, an asteroid sample returns to Earth

For the second time ever, an asteroid sample returns to Earth

The Japanese Hayabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu returns with pristine space rock.

Water Found in Samples from Asteroid Itowkawa

Water Found in Samples from Asteroid Itowkawa

The team's findings suggest that impacts early in Earth's history by similar asteroids could have delivered as much as half of our planet's ocean water. A postdoctoral scholar in ASU's ...

Hayabusa2’s asteroid dirt may hold clues to the early solar system

Hayabusa2’s asteroid dirt may hold clues to the early solar system

“We collected the treasure box,” a Japanese space scientist announced after a capsule holding samples from asteroid Ryugu safely landed on Earth.

Japan’s Journey to an Asteroid Ends With a Hunt in Australia’s Outback

Japan’s Journey to an Asteroid Ends With a Hunt in Australia’s Outback

The Hayabusa2 mission cements Japan’s role in exploring the solar system, but finding its asteroid cargo presents one last challenge.

Hayabusa2: Returning a sample from asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2: Returning a sample from asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 mission collected a sample from asteroid Ryugu and will return it to Earth in December 2020.