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  • early risers in Australia's Outback on Sunday got to witness the return journey of a Japanese space probe that it's hoped could be carrying secrets about the origin of the planets.

  • Six years after leaving Earth onboard the Hayabusa two unmanned spacecraft, the capsule landed in Australia carrying dust retrieved from the asteroid RGU before being retrieved by Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.

  • It's carrying the world's first extensive samples taken from an asteroid.

  • JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa e e Hope.

  • The analysis of the samples from the Rego asteroid will shed light on how the solar system was formed on how water was brought to Earth e asteroids believed to have formed at the dawn of the solar system, and scientists say the sample may contain organic matter that could have contributed to life on Earth.

  • Yamakawa said the capsule may also contain some gas which will be extracted in Australia.

  • It has come back.

  • Gasses trapped in the rock samples could reveal more about conditions prevailing about 4.6 billion years ago.

  • Whether the capsule is separating or not by a booster to orbited the asteroid for a few months to map its surface before landing and used small explosives to blast a crater and collect the result of debris.

  • Having dropped off Sunday's capital, the craft, which is named after the Peregrine Falcon, changed its course and headed back into space.

early risers in Australia's Outback on Sunday got to witness the return journey of a Japanese space probe that it's hoped could be carrying secrets about the origin of the planets.

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'Origin of the planets' capsule lands in Australia

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/06
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