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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hayabusa spaceprobe snatches first samples from asteroid

From newscientistspace.com:

The Hayabusa spaceprobe has snatched samples from the asteroid Itokawa, according to JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

The six-metre probe touched down at 0707 Japanese time (2207 GMT Friday) and its computer system shot a metal ball into the asteroid to drive up material for collection. The operation went "without failure," said JAXA official Yasunori Matoba, and the craft then took off again.

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1 Comments:

  • Nice post, but more to the point--nice blog! All the way nice. Gonna link to this from time to time off of TF.

    By Blogger Oliver Rist, at 8:59 AM  

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