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Japan spacecraft lands on asteroid 300 mn km away for 2nd time
short by Kanishka Pandey / on Thursday, 11 July, 2019
Japan's space agency JAXA has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully landed on asteroid Ryugu about 300 million km away from Earth for second time. The $270-million spacecraft had dropped a 2-kg bomb to create a small crater on the asteroid in April. Hayabusa2 will again fire a bullet at the asteroid to collect sub-surface samples blown by it.
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