Tuesday , August 3 2021

The capsule containing samples of the asteroid Ryugu was recovered in an Australian desert

  • Paul Rincon
  • BBC News Science Editor


The model of the space device that contained parts of the asteroid.

An Australian team found and recovered a space capsule carrying samples of an asteroid.

It is estimated that they are the first significant quantities of an aerolite that can shed new light on the history of the Solar System.

A capsule containing a space rock material called Ryugu fell from a parachute near Woomer, a desert area in southern Australia.

The sample included Japanese spacecraft called Hayabusa-2, which spent more than a year researching the asteroid.

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