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Japan's space agency has found particles in the capsule of the Hayabusa space probe that may be extraterrestrial.
JAXA said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected â€œminute particlesâ€ of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid.
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JAXA announced today that it has found traces of gas in a capsule thought to contain asteroid dust that was brought back to Earth after a multi-billion-mile space journey.
Japan's Hayabusa asteroid space probe ended its multi-billion-mile journey when its capsule arrived back at a research center outside Tokyo.
An official said Tuesday that Japan's space agency has applied for a Guinness World Records listing after its Hayabusa space probe returned from a seven-year journey to an ancient asteroid.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with NEC Corporation (TSE:6701) to jointly supply HAYABUSA-derived ion propulsion systems for the U.S. and Japanese aerospace markets.
The Hayabusa capsule and bus entered the Earth's atmosphere over Woomera, Australia, on June 13 at 11:21 pm local time.
The Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the remote Australian outback.
The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar.
NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...
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