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Samples of asteroid Ryugu arrives in Japan for research

The Hayabusa2 capsule had plunged to earth in Aust... more

The Hayabusa2's capsule carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid is seen after collecting them in the Woomera restricted area, Australia (REUTERS)
1/7The Hayabusa2's capsule carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid is seen after collecting them in the Woomera restricted area, Australia (REUTERS)
Hayabusa2 dropped the capsule from space and it landed as planned in the Australian Outback over the weekend. The Hayabasa2 orbited above Ryugu for a few months before landing (REUTERS)
2/7Hayabusa2 dropped the capsule from space and it landed as planned in the Australian Outback over the weekend. The Hayabasa2 orbited above Ryugu for a few months before landing (REUTERS)
A member of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) collects Hayabusa2's capsule after it collected the final stage of its journey to JAXA.  (via REUTERS)
3/7A member of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) collects Hayabusa2's capsule after it collected the final stage of its journey to JAXA. (via REUTERS)
Yuichi Tsuda (2nd R) Hayabusa-2 project manager of the JAXA speaks during a press conference at JAXA Sagamihara Campus in Sagamihara. The capsule was greeted by a crowd of excited researchers. (AFP)
4/7Yuichi Tsuda (2nd R) Hayabusa-2 project manager of the JAXA speaks during a press conference at JAXA Sagamihara Campus in Sagamihara. The capsule was greeted by a crowd of excited researchers. (AFP)
Journalists and members of the public gather at a parking lot to watch the re-entry of the capsule carrying samples after being released by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2, into the Earth's atmosphere from Coober Pedy in South Australia (AFP)
5/7Journalists and members of the public gather at a parking lot to watch the re-entry of the capsule carrying samples after being released by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2, into the Earth's atmosphere from Coober Pedy in South Australia (AFP)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) staff carry a case containing Hayabusa2's capsule with extensive samples of an asteroid  (REUTERS)
6/7Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) staff carry a case containing Hayabusa2's capsule with extensive samples of an asteroid (REUTERS)
Project members react as they watch over the live streaming about the fireball phase of the re-entry capsule at a control room of JAXA's Sagamihara Campus (AP)
7/7Project members react as they watch over the live streaming about the fireball phase of the re-entry capsule at a control room of JAXA's Sagamihara Campus (AP)
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