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Asteroid Itokawa Sample Return



NASA Science News for Dec. 30, 2010

It was one of the most compelling space stories of 2010: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft returned to Earth with tiny pieces of asteroid Itokawa. In today's article from Science@NASA, a NASA specialist on the Hayabusa science team describes the nail-biting sample return and hints at new results from the ongoing analysis.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/30dec_samplereturn/


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