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    Japan confirms asteroid gas sample from Hayabusa2 probe

    Dec 15, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday confirmed that the gas collected from the sample container inside the re-entry capsule of the asteroid explorer, Hayabusa2, is a gas sample originating from asteroid Ryugu.

  • japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

    Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

    World | Dec 03, 2014, 11:45 AM IST

    Tokyo: A Japanese space explorer was launched Wednesday on a six-year roundtrip journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and collect samples from inside in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of