Hayabusa's Space Capsule May Contain Asteroid Particles, Asahi Reports

A Japanese space capsule that returned to earth last month may have succeeded in its mission to collect a sample from an asteroid, the Asahi newspaper said.

The capsule, which was part of the Hayabusa mission, may contain particles from the Itokawa asteroid, the report said, citing unidentified people at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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