A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters
A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters

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Japanese capsule with asteroid samples lands in Australia after space trip of over 5 billion kilometres

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) officials say the ‘box of treasures’ landed in perfect form in Woomera, Australia
  • The capsule contains collected material that is 4.6 billion years old, that is from the earliest times of the solar system

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A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters
A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) collects a capsule from Hayabusa2 carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid, after it landed in Woomera, Australia on December 6. Photo: Reuters
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