Japanese space officials said It is slotxo very excited to be able to examine and analyze soil samples from the asteroid capsule from the Japanese probe that fell to Earth on Sunday.
Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe began a mission to return a capsule containing soil samples from the asteroid six months ago, before releasing the capsules on Saturday. And fell to the earth on Sunday By falling into a remote area in Australia
Scientists believe the soil from the asteroid "Ryugu" will open the door to more research into the origins of the solar system, the universe, and the birth of life on Earth.
Yuishitsuda, project manager of Hayabusa 2 of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said his team was able to find the capsule in Australia's Woomera desert. Which is in perfect condition And it will be sent to a lab in Australia before shipping to Japan this week. To open the capsule and continue to study what's inside
Scientists believe that soil samples from beneath the asteroid's surface provide important information about the formation of stars in the solar system. In particular, organic matter is not affected by space radiation or other environmental factors.
The Hayabusa 2 probe left Earth in 2014 and reached the asteroid Ryuku, some 300 million kilometers from Earth, last year. After successfully returning the capsule back to Earth, Hayabusa 2 will continue to explore other asteroids in the Solar System.
The Asteroid Ryuku It is 900 meters in diameter and is named after the underground palace in Japanese myths. With the meaning of "Dragon Palace"