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Saturday, December 06, 2014
Japan Launches Asteroid Mission
Source - NASA Science News for Dec. 4, 2014
On Dec. 3, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched its Hayabusa2 mission to rendezvous with an asteroid, land a small probe plus three mini rovers on its surface, and then return samples to Earth. NASA and JAXA are cooperating on the science of the mission.