Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Sample Collection Effort Underway

Credit: Ryugu: JAXA
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return mission spacecraft initiated a three-day attempt late July 9 to collect a subsurface sample of Ryugu, the carbon-rich, kilometer-wide primitive planetary body it reached just more than a year ago. Touchdown and...

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