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2005-11-24 10:20:00

A Japanese space probe will make another attempt at landing on an asteroid on Saturday after it successfully landed and then departed from its surface over the weekend, officials said Thursday.

2005-11-23 15:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese probe on a mission to bring back the first rock samples from an asteroid landed briefly on its target on Sunday but did not drop the equipment for collecting surface material, Kyodo news reported on Wednesday.

2005-11-23 07:52:11

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese probe on a mission to bring back the first rock samples from an asteroid landed briefly on its target on Sunday but did not drop the equipment for collecting surface material, Kyodo news reported on Wednesday.

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2005-11-23 06:55:00

Japan's space agency said Wednesday its spacecraft had successfully touched down on an asteroid 180 million miles from Earth despite an earlier announcement that it had failed.

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2005-11-21 12:27:34

A Japanese space probe is heading back toward an asteroid for a second landing attempt after failing to touch down over the weekend, space agency officials said Monday.

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2005-11-20 14:25:00

A Japanese research probe failed to touch down on an asteroid Sunday after developing trouble just yards away from the surface, Japan's space agency said. The Hayabusa probe was on a mission to briefly touch down on the asteroid, collect material, then bring it back to Earth.

2005-11-20 04:37:22

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe on a mission to bring back the world's first rock samples from an asteroid failed to touch down on Sunday on its target nearly 300 million km (186 million miles) from earth.

2005-11-20 01:03:16

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese scientists were trying to track a space probe almost 300 million km (186 million miles) from earth on Sunday, on a mission to bring back the world's first samples from an asteroid.

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2005-11-14 12:35:00

Japan's space agency has lost contact with a wayward probe that botched an attempted rehearsal landing in a mission to collect surface samples from an asteroid and return to Earth, an official said Monday.

2005-11-13 10:32:48

TOKYO (Reuters) - A miniature robot released by a Japanese space probe to a small asteroid circling the Sun was lost before it was able to land on the asteroid's surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported on Sunday.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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