Yesterday evening, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 dropped soil samples from the asteroid Ryugu to Earth.

Japanese spacecraft delivered samples of the asteroid Ryugu to Earth

A container with soil samples was found near Woomera in South Australia. The spacecraft explored Ryugu for over a year before returning to Earth. Approaching our planet, “Hayabusa-2” released a capsule with samples and went to another asteroid.

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons of Queen’s University Belfast said the sample “Will reveal a lot of new not only about the history of the solar system, but also specifically about asteroids”

Japanese spacecraft delivered samples of the asteroid Ryugu to Earth

“Getting samples from an asteroid-like Ryugu will be really exciting for our area. We think Ryugu is made of super-ancient rocks that will tell us how the solar system was formed. “Said Professor Sarah Russell, head of the Planetary Materials Group in London.

 

 

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