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He retrieved the capsule with samples of the Ryugu asteroid in a desert in Australia


  • Paul Rincon
  • BBC News Science Editor


Model of the space device that collected pieces of the asteroid.

An Australian team located and retrieved a space capsule carrying samples of an asteroid.

And they are estimated to be the first significant quantities of aerolite that can shed new light on the history of the Solar System.

The capsule, which contains material from the space rock called Ryugu, fell by a parachute near Woomera, a desert area in southern Australia.

The samples were collected by the Japanese spacecraft called Hayabusa-2, which spent more than a year researching the asteroid.

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