Japan capsule carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia

Japan capsule carrying asteroid samples lands in Australia

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-12-06 06:05

TOKYO: Japan’s space agency said its helicopter search team has spotted a capsule, which is carrying asteroid samples that could explain the origin of life, that landed on a remote area in southern Australia as planned on Sunday (Dec 6).

Hayabusa2 had successfully released the small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

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