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Japanese space probe's gifts: Asteroid chips like charcoal

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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That’s a pretty amazing achievement. If we know what meteorites are made of we can be better prepared to defend against them. It must be a great relief to Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.

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Following studies in Japan, some of the samples will be shared with NASA and other international space agencies for additional research.

The amount is sufficient for global redistribution or circulation across major research labs for further analysis.

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Got a strange hankering for a BBQ.

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Bob FosseToday  08:29 am JST

That’s a pretty amazing achievement. If we know what meteorites are made of we can be better prepared to defend against them. It must be a great relief to Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.

We already know what meteors are made of, some of them land on Earth if they don't burn up in the atmosphere. This is an asteroid here, and chances against one hitting Earth is zillions to one. And that 1998 movie was inaccurate and just plain awful.

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We already know what meteors are made of, some of them land on Earth if they don't burn up in the atmosphere. This is an asteroid here, and chances against one hitting Earth is zillions to one. And that 1998 movie was inaccurate and just plain awful.

Final paragraph:

Hayabusa2, meanwhile, is on an 11-year expedition to another small and distant asteroid, 1998KY26, to try to study possible defenses against meteorites that could fly toward Earth.

I didn’t say it was a good movie. It’s godawful I agree.

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SpeedToday  10:00 am JST

Got a strange hankering for a BBQ.

Clearly the aliens liked to grill.

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Oh bummers all that time and money all for charcoal.

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Too expensive coal imported from 300 million km.

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Pretty cool achievement indeed.

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Yeah ship good. Very good I love rocks. I do not have anything to contribute in the giant dead alien arena.

Prometheus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zricpqq6jA

Expect new minerals off the periodic time table. Wanna bet the find Cobalt?

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JAXA return to the office after the holidays, meet some co-workers who stayed over.

"We had a great barbecue while you guys were on holiday. Thanks for leaving us that charcoal."

"We didn't leave any charcoal...."

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Commanteer: My vote for best today! Another, "wish I had thought of that", post.

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Landing on a fast moving target, extracting samples and bringing them back to Earth....amazing is an understatement. It's a remarkable achievement in a league of its own! Go JAXA!

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"like charcoal" Are there any scientists out there? Isn't charcoal a carbon based material, which implies it was made by or is the remnants of primitive living creatures?

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"Like" charcoal. Are there any English teachers out there? Isn't like a word which implies it is similar to something? :)

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Well done!!!

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This is an asteroid here, and chances against one hitting Earth is zillions to one.

The late great Stephen Hawking put an asteroid impact at the top of his list of dangers to life on Earth.

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