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Fraser
2010-Nov-16, 02:00 PM
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed that the tiny particles inside the Hayabusa spacecraft‘s sample return container are in fact from the asteroid Itokawa. Scientists examined the particles to determine if the probe successfully captured and brought back anything from the asteroid, and in a press release said “about 1,500 grains were identified as [...]

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Jerry
2010-Nov-29, 02:21 AM
Nabbed?

It sounds more like static cling. Nice to have something though; - and if you followed the Hayabusa mission, what a great epic voyage.