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Space probe lands on asteroid

The japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is landed successfully on the asteroid Ryugu night to Friday Danish time. It informs the japanese space agency, Jaxa, write

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Space probe lands on asteroid

The japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is landed successfully on the asteroid Ryugu night to Friday Danish time.

It informs the japanese space agency, Jaxa, writes news agency AFP.

- We can confirm the landing, " says Chisato Ikuta, who is the spokeswoman for Jaxa.

the Landing has been delayed for several months, as it has proven to be more difficult than that to land on the asteroid's rough surface.

Jaxas employees received data from the spacecraft prior to the night landing. When Hayabusa2 sent a signal home, who confirmed the successful landing, broke out in standing ovations. It shows a video from the control room in Japan, which was broadcast live on the web.

According to plan, the probe must shoot a projectile into the asteroid's surface, which the probe can collect material from the asteroid and send the samples back to Earth.

Scientists hope samples can provide new information about the Earth and the origin of the solar system. The expectation is also that the samples can provide answers to fundamental questions about how that has occurred life on Earth.

the Asteroid Ryugu is expected to contain a relatively large amount of organic material and water, which can be up to 4.6 billion years old.

the Name Ryugu means in japanese means "Dragon Palace", which refers to a japanese fairy tale about a slot on the bottom of the sea.

the Asteroid is located 340 million kilometers from Earth, writes the news agency dpa.

Hayabusa2 was sent away from Japan in december 2014 and reached in June of last year until the area around the asteroid. After the plan had to be landed on the asteroid in October 2018.

the Probe is expected to return to Earth with samples in late 2020.

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