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    Default Japanís Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully 'bombs' asteroid



    Japan‚Äôs Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully ‚Äúbombed‚ÄĚ asteroid Ryugu in the name of scientific research. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Hayabusa2 dropped a small explosive box which sent a copper ball the size of a baseball slamming into the asteroid to recover samples, and that data confirmed the spacecraft had safely evacuated and remained intact. You can read more about this and see the photos here, at:
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    Default Re: Japanís Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully 'bombs' asteroid

    Great success! Will be even more interesting to see what information they gather from the samples!

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    Default Re: Japanís Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully 'bombs' asteroid

    Yes, it will be interesting to see the results.
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