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Hayabusa2: Japan's Japanese successfully attacked a remote asteroid


Y The Hayabusa2 Japanese search engine touches an asteroid surface located 340 million kilometers of Earth to take samples, which are a key step in his complex mission to investigate the origin of life.

A short lane of the spacecraft was held at 07.49 Japanese time (19.49 Chilean time on Thursday), as announced by the Japan Space Audit Agency (JAXA), whose scientists continue with her The great expectation of the Hayabusa2 evolution of its control center in Kanagawa (southwest of Tokyo).

Therefore, the scanner exceeds a new time and feeling in a journey for more than four years, and if it has successfully completed, It will end at the end of 2020 with the return to Earth of the Hayabusa2 transportation samples from the remote celestial body.

Y mission director, Makoto Yoshikawa, his "great relief" for the achievement of Hayabusa2, whose judgment means "New start for planetary science", during a press conference held in the Japanese capital.

"Today mankind has reached a new part of the universe", he says Yuichi Tsuda, another of the people responsible for the project, which added that the landing "was done in the best way".

Yes innovative operation due to the asteroid remote and technical difficulties in question, according to experts from the Japan Aerospace Agency, the only country so far that has managed to bring samples from a celestial body other than the Moon to our planet, with her first Hayabusa mission 2010

The second generation of this crew slightly touched the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, and in doing so, he threw tantalum projections on the ground to create an artificial crater and remove materials that were then sucked by a weapon of the equipment.

The rocky surface of the asteroid and conditions is close to weight pressures they complicate this move is huge, according to Japanese scientists, forced to delay the landing of the date planned to start last October.

The signals sent by Hayabusa2 indicate that the samples of material have been successfully collected, although only the search returns to the Earth, this explained JAXA's research director, Takashi Kubota.

Ryugu is thought to be a harbor The remains of coal and water formed during the birth of our solar system were about 4,600 million years ago, which could provide clues for the formation of plants and the origin of life.

The Hayabusa2 landing arrives after traveling 3,200 million kilometers around the Sun in an elliptical orbit for more than three years, and after arriving at the asteroid in last June and having since been suspended around 20km of face.

In addition, the search engine analyzed three small spray on Ryugu last year with the aim of collecting additional samples, and planning to Try to transport new before starting to return to planet.

Ryugu has a name of a magical submerged palace of Japanese folklore – some of them 900 meters in diameter and slightly cubic shape and, like other minor blankets, it is considered among the oldest bodies in the solar system.

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