Japan's Hayabusa2 successfully touches down on asteroid Ryugu to collect rock sample

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Artist's impression of Hayabusa2 spacecraft approaching asteroid Ryugu. Image: JAXA
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Artist's impression of Hayabusa2 spacecraft approaching asteroid Ryugu. Image: JAXA

Probe expected to return in 2020 to bring the rock sample back to Earth

Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully touched down on asteroid Ryugu in an attempt to collect rocky material from its surface. A live webcast of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA)...

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