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The Japanese "Hayabusa-2" probe is returning to Earth

From tomorrow with the asteroid's champions

The "Hayabusa-2" space probe nicknamed "asteroid explorer" will return to Earth after taking samples from the ground of an asteroid. Launched in 2014 by the Japanese space agency Jaxa (see AVIONEWS) it was shipped from the center of Tanegashima to 186 million miles from the Earth where it reached in July "Ryugu" a name meaning "Kingdom of the dragon". "Ryugu" is a residue of the protoplanetary disk...

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency