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After 6 yrs & 6bn km, Japan's craft prepares tp bring home cargo of asteroid dust

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#1 boxcorner

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 02:30 PM

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I thought someone else might find it interesting ...

 

https://www.theguard...roid-dust-ryugu


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 02:51 PM

So this dust,, would that be considered Chinese Take Out?



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Posted 04 December 2020 - 03:03 PM

Moved here from the OTO for a better fit.


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:25 PM

But we must already have lot of asteroid dust right in our back yards! Seriously, that's just gota be true.

 

Yet - the mission is a really cool undertaking and super-impressive. Is the payload something like a couple of kilograms? That stuff will be quite valuable. If I were one of the scientists, I'd carry around some of the stuff in my snuff box, and show it to people, just to impress them.  Tom

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 12:52 AM

So this dust,, would that be considered Chinese Take Out?

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 12:18 PM

Hayabusa2 comes home: remarkable space probe could open another window into how life originated

https://www.theguard...life-originated


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 09:34 AM

I'm surprised there isn't more interest or knowledge here about this amazing mission--just lame jokes mostly.  For one thing, Hayabusa2 is a Japanese mission--not Chinese.  It's quite a feat of planning and engineering that launched 6 years ago.  The spacecraft rendezvoused with an asteroid, landed on it twice, got a sample, swung by Earth to deliver the sample, and now is on a 10 year journey to another asteroid.  If that isn't flat amazing...


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 09:48 AM

I'm surprised there isn't more interest or knowledge here about this amazing mission--just lame jokes mostly.  For one thing, Hayabusa2 is a Japanese mission--not Chinese.  It's quite a feat of planning and engineering that launched 6 years ago.  The spacecraft rendezvoused with an asteroid, landed on it twice, got a sample, swung by Earth to deliver the sample, and now is on a 10 year journey to another asteroid.  If that isn't flat amazing...

Exactly. It's an amazing technological feat, achieved by Japan. Hats off to them. How many other counries have actually achieved anything like this?

 

Hayabusa2 Project https://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/

 

Live coverage: Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return capsule lands in Australia https://spaceflightn...-status-center/

 

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 asteroid sample return capsule lands in Australia https://www.nasaspac...s-to-australia/


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Posted 08 December 2020 - 11:51 PM

Well, they beat me to it.

 

But congrats to the team!  Well done.


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Posted 16 December 2020 - 06:59 AM

Asteroid samples leave Japanese scientist 'speechless'

https://www.theguard...ists-speechless

 

Soil, Gas Dating to Dawn of Solar System Scooped Up By Japan's Breakthrough Asteroid Sample Mission

https://sputniknews....ample-mission-/


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