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Japan launches space probe to look for the origins of life (VIDEO)
Tokyo, Japan - Hayabusa 2 will bring samples of the asteroid 1999 JU3 back to Earth in 2020
Less than a month after the European lander Philae’s touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (for details see AVIONEWS), on December 3 at 1:22 pm local time Japan launched the probe Hayabusa 2, on a six-year trip to asteroid 1999 JU3. Before landing on the surface of the asteroid Hayabusa 2 -which in Japanese means “Peregrine falcon”- will map the surface of the asteroid, and deploy small...
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