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Scientists open 'long dreamed of' Hayabusa2 capsule after six-year mission to asteroid

16 Dec 2020, 01:08 UTC
Scientists open 'long dreamed of' Hayabusa2 capsule after six-year mission to asteroid

AP/JAXA

Japan's space agency says it has found more than the anticipated amount of soil and gases from a distant asteroid that were brought back to Earth inside a small capsule on the Hayabusa2 spacecraft. 

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