Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) personnel reacting after they received confirmation that JAXA's Hayabusa2 space probe landed on the Ryugu asteroid. Photo: EPA

Japanese space probe lands on asteroid to collect material from 4.6 billion years ago, possibly shedding light on origin of life

  • Scientists hope samples may provide answers to some fundamental questions about the universe
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) personnel reacting after they received confirmation that JAXA's Hayabusa2 space probe landed on the Ryugu asteroid. Photo: EPA
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