Japan’s asteroid mission faces ‘breathtaking’ touchdown
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Will data from this support project the "extraplanetary source" hypothesis for the origin of water on the Earth?
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WOW... what a great article. I do a huge unit on asteroids and other NEOs with my students. I want them to understand that NASA helps to keep our planet SAFE by watching these items. The information in the article was interesting because I didn't know that Japan was doing this research and I didn't know that this particular mission was collection the soil and rock fragments. to think that when they touchdown these fragments are thrown back into the "catcher" is really quite amazing. i hope when it returns in 2020 we get to know what they have found (and that the catcher actually brought back some samples/evidence.) GREAT article.