Researchers from Japan reported that she found a capsule with materials that were collected from the asteroid Ryugu. These
A capsule with asteroid samples dropped by a probecreated a fireball upon entering the Earth's atmosphere. The materials were found in the southern Australian desert and will now be in the hands of scientists performing primary, non-invasive analysis, including checking for any gas emissions.
Astronomers first saw a unique stage in the evolution of the planetary system
Formerly Japanese research probe Hayabusa-2studied the asteroid Ryugu, collected samples from it and, having passed more than 220 thousand km from the Earth, dropped a special capsule with scientific materials from the surface of a celestial body. Now the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is preparing to collect samples taken from a near-Earth asteroid.
The spacecraft sample capsule shouldland near Woomera (Australia) early Sunday morning local time. The researchers note that the landing of the capsule will be accompanied by beautiful flashes of light.
The entire journey to Earth will take about 12 hours.The speed of approach to the earth's surface will be 12 km / s. Due to the high frictional force, the object while in the atmosphere will look like a bright fireball, and it can be observed for 90 seconds.
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