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The capsule with samples of the asteroid Ryugu recovered in the Australian desert



  • Paul Rincon
  • BBC News Science Editor

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A model of a space device that collected asteroid fragments.

The Australian team found and recovered a space capsule containing asteroid samples.

It is estimated that these are the first significant amounts of aerolite that can shed new light in the history of the solar system.

The capsule, which contains materials from a space rock called Ryugu, fell by a parachute near Woomera, a desert area in southern Australia.

The samples were collected by a Japanese spacecraft called Hayabusa-2, which spent more than a year exploring the asteroid.


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