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Japan unveils asteroid hunting space probe

TOKYO: Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

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Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth on a mission to seek clues about the origins of life, Japan's space agency said on Friday.

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Japanese probe fails to land on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe on a mission to bring back the world's first rock samples from an asteroid failed to touch down on Sunday on its target nearly 300 million km from earth.

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Japan probe lands and collects samples on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe made history on Saturday when it landed on the surface of an asteroid and then collected rock samples that could give clues to the origin of the solar system.

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Japan probe lands and collects samples on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe made history on Saturday when it landed on the surface of an asteroid and then collected rock samples that could give clues to the origin of the solar system.

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Japan probe lands and collects samples on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe made history on Saturday when it landed on the surface of an asteroid and then collected rock samples that could give clues to the origin of the solar system.

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Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odyssey

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometres from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.

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Japan scientists hunt for asteroid probe in space

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese scientists were trying to track a space probe almost 300 million km from earth on Sunday, on a mission to bring back the world's first samples from an asteroid.

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Japan space probe set for new landing on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese probe is readying itself to make a fresh and final attempt to land on the surface of an asteroid and pluck up rock samples, a delicate task officials on Friday said was like trying to land a jet in the Grand Canyon.

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Japan space probe set for new landing on asteroid

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese probe is readying itself to make a fresh and final attempt to land on the surface of an asteroid and pluck up rock samples, a delicate task officials on Friday said was like trying to land a jet in the Grand Canyon.