Far From Earth, Two Asteroid Exploration Dramas Unfold

Credit: Artist's concept of Hayabusa 2: Akihiro Ikeshita
HOUSTON—The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 and NASA’s Osiris-Rex missions are writing a new chapter in the exploration of Solar System bodies as they explore the rugged surfaces of small asteroids to collect samples for a return to Earth. The two missions—Hayabusa 2’s at the...

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