Japan’s space agency says their helicopter search team has found a capsule that has returned to Earth after taking samples of an asteroid from space. Scientists say that these samples can explain the origin of life. The capsule has landed in a remote area of southern Australia as planned.
The capsule in the Australian outback.— Australian Space Agency (@AusSpaceAgency) December 6, 2020
Magnificent images have been released from today's discovery and recovery of the #Hayabusa2 sample return capsule in the Woomera Prohibited Area, South Australia.
📷 @JAXA_en @haya2e_jaxa. pic.twitter.com/2JaqxhMB7n
About four hours after the capsule landed, the space agency tweeted that the acquisition of the capsule from the landing location was complete. We had done a lot of practice for the present day and this work was done safely.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported that the Hayabusa 2 vehicle successfully released a small capsule on Saturday and sent it to Earth so that it could deliver the samples here. These samples can provide information regarding the origin of life on the solar system and the Earth. Apart from this, Australia Space Agency has also informed about this by tweeting many.
The capsule transformed into a fireball (fireball) for some time during its re-entry into the atmosphere 120 kilometers above Earth in the early hours of Sunday. A parachute opened at a distance of about 10 km from the ground so that it could slow its fall and there were signs of landing at the designated place.
Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency believe that valuable data can be found in samples taken, especially from the surface of an asteroid. Here space radiation and other factors are not affected.