Monday, June 14, 2010
Awsome Images of Historic Japenese Space Probe Re-Entry
This space probe landed on an asteroid, collected samples (we hope) then lifted off the asteroid and made it back to Earth, landing sometime last night. This is the first manned object to land on another heavenly body other than the Moon, then return home.
It landed somewhere in Australia with samples from the Asteroid, hopefully. If and when it is found, it will be brought to Japan for opening by their scientists to see if it actually collected samples.
Japan is clearly becoming one of the top space exploring countries, given their multiple successful missions.
Here is site with a good description of the mission:
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