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Spacecraft that successfully ‘bombed’ an asteroid is close to home with valuable cargo – Fox News

A Japanese spacecraft that successfully “bombed” an asteroid after a 2 billion mile journey through space is close to returning to Earth.

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A Japanese spacecraft that successfully “bombed” an asteroid after a journey of more than 3 billion miles through space is close to returning to Earth.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is slated to drop at least 100 milligrams of the near-Earth asteroid, Ryugu, in Woomera, Australia, on Dec. 6. After that, it will continue its journey to visit additional asteroid targets.
“We are now on a landing course for Earth,” Hayabusa2 project manager Yuichi Tsuda said on Friday. “The altitude will now gradually…

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