Hayabusa2 capsule returns to Japan for analysis of asteroid samples


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Did it get the Corana test before it was allowed to enter the country? ;^))

Joking aside, nice to see a genuinely awe inspiring headline story.

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Well done Japan and JAXA! Quite simply a mind-blowing achievement for all of humanity.

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Yes, and NOW all of our problems will be solved. Thanks JAXA. As I tell my own space engineering students, if they work with space, try to find some solutions or breakthroughs that help people down here on Earth. Most of this data will indicate how SOME asteroids are formed or what they are made up of, but not much else can be extrapolated, and even that data will be of use to a microscopic number of scientists. It was a great engineering feat, but it will have little impact on our lives. It would have been smarter to see how the moon could be colonized.

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Well done staff! 6 years work finished!

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Imagine if there were the remains of microbial life?

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I’m so glad that the Japanese government didn’t scrap the Hayabusa project to save money.

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Congrats on a successful mission. These scientific accomplishments are our generation's GREAT PYRAMID of GIZA, they are amazing feats of technological advancement that will inspire future generations. Looking forward to the findings.

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What's with all the negative votes? Must all be from flat earthers

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nar...just NASA is jealous.

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Well Done Japan from Belgium! Looking forward to seeing the samples analysis results...

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Wasn't there a science fiction movie about bringing the meteor sample to a heavily populated urban area, and then the release of gases and microbes slaughtered millions?

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Whoopie Doopie I hope this year of money spent for there hobby of space travel and bring some alien rock back home to earth will have the cure to COVID-19. Or what purpose does this serve? I only see that its a space exploration hobby and nothing more. Money can be spent better else where as there is no way you or I will ever be able to live in space forever nor find a planet you can travel to in a few hours that supports life!

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People are upset in a childish way...

-Yes you still have to wake up in the morning tomorrow.

-Pandemic won't end by magic.

-Your problems still exist which many are because of your decisions that you made!

-Yes your individual selfish life won't change because of this achievement, but 20 years from now Space Industry will be worth hundred of Trillions, resources just floating in space waiting.

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There is no quarantine on sample that could possibly contain alien life?

What could go wrong here....

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Still Bravo Zulu to JAXA for completing the mission.

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