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Hayabusa Contains a Hint of Dust

The sample return canister from the Hayabusa spacecraft has been opened, and does contain a small amount of dust, possibly from the asteroid Itokawa. Studying samples from an asteroid can help astrobiologists ...

Jul 07, 2010
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Asteroid space probe to return to Japan

A space capsule that scientists hope is carrying asteroid dust, potentially revealing secrets about the origins of the solar system, will be flown back to Japan this week, officials said Tuesday.

Jun 15, 2010
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