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Japanese Spacecraft Carrying Asteroid Soil Samples Set for Return to Earth after Year of Travel

The Japanese spacecraft is approaching Earth after a long journey from a distant asteroid home with soil samples and data that could give clues to the origin of the solar system, the official said on Friday. space agency. “A year ago, the spacecraft Hayabusa2 left Earth about 300 million kilometers (180 million miles) away from the asteroid Ryugu and is expected to reach Earth and release a capsule containing valuable samples,” Australia, December 6. Hayoto’s project manager Makoto Yoshikawa said particularly interested in the analysis of organic matter in Ryugu soil samples.

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