The capsule came out of the spacecraft at an altitude of 220,000 kilometers and landed in the Australian desert on Saturday night, Central European Time. After the space capsule landed in southern Australia, its radio signals could be detected, and from where it could be found, a helicopter took off from Woomera air base. said the Japanese space agency Jaxa.
The long-awaited capsule brought two Earth-type samples to Earth: one from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu and the other from the surface of the asteroid. Researchers are particularly interested in the latter, as they have not evaluated radiation from space and other environmental factors.
Capsule on the outskirts of Australia.
Excellent images have emerged from the current discovery and recovery # Hayabusa2 return of the sample capsule to the prohibited area in Woom, South Australia.
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Josikava Makoto, project director for the Hajabus-2 mission, said scientists have mainly a fever by studying the organic matter in the soil sample.
“Life on Earth comes from organic matter, but we still don’t know where it comes from. We hope that the details of the organic matter thrown by Hajabus-2 will provide information about the origin of the solar system and how life on Earth developed,” Josikava said. .
Carrying a valuable sample of the soil, a single capsule 40 centimeters in diameter, became a ball of fire as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere, and then a parachute was opened at an altitude of about 10,000 meters.
The capsule will be shipped to Japan where it will be opened to begin analyzing soil samples.
After releasing the capsule, the Hairbus-2 spacecraft began to move away from Earth again to take pictures of the capsule. It will launch another asteroid “1998KY26” approaching Earth, and is expected to arrive in ten years.
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See # Hayabusa2 the capsule fireball crosses the sky to the Woomera Prohibited Site. Thank you @JAXA_eu for catching this awesome #space moment. @ haya2e_jaxa pic.twitter.com/L1cSA9Ep5z
– Australian Space Agency (@AusSpaceAgency) December 5, 2020
News: Twitter / Australian Space Agency