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Japan space ship to try to land on a distant asteroid



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FILE – The computer graphics image provided by the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA) shows the Japanese spacecraft without Hayabusa2 festival coming to the Ryugu asteroid. Hayabusa2 approaches an asteroid surface about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) of Earth. The JAXA said on Thursday, February 21, 2019 that Hayabusa2 began its approach at 1:15 p.m.

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TOKYO – Japan's spacecraft approaches an asteroid surface about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth.

The Japan Aerospace Agency reported on Thursday that Hayabusa2 started its approach at 1:15 p.m.

The start was deferred for approximately five hours for a security check, but unmanned craft still has to touch as scheduled on Friday morning.

It will try to collect asteroid material that could provide clues for the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Cleaning will need to be cleared. Hayabusa2 aims to strip 6 meters in height (20ft) to avoid barriers to the surface of the asteroid.

The asteroid is approximately 900 meters (3,000 feet) in diameter. I'm named in Ryugu after an underground palace in Japanese fiction.

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