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Dec 6, 2020

“It was a beautiful fireball”: Japan space capsule carrying astroid samples lands in Australia

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It’s only the second time pristine astroid material has been brought back to Earth.


A Japanese space capsule carrying asteroid samples landed in a remote area of Australia as planned Saturday, Japan’s space agency, JAXA, said.

Why it matters via Axios’ Miriam Kramer: It’s only the second time pristine asteroid material has been brought back to Earth. Sample return missions like this one are incredibly valuable to scientists.

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