Peter Griffin posted in asteroid • Hayabusa • Itokawa asteroid • JAXA • South Australia on June 14th, 2010.
A Japanese space capsule which, hopefully, contains the first asteroid sample to be brought back to Earth, has landed in South Australia. The mission was launched in 2003, and was supposed to return in 2007 – unexpected technical errors delayed its return from the Itokawa asteroid. An excerpt: (read in full here) The Hayabusa explorer […]
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