The Japanese space agency announced on Sunday that the Japanese spacecraft carrying the first condensed asteroid samples ended its six-year mission and safely landed in a remote area of ​​Australia.
The Hayabusa 2 mission of the Japanese Space Research Agency aims to answer some basic questions about the origin of the solar system and where molecules such as water come from.
The spacecraft was launched from the Japanese Space Center Tanegashima in 2014, and it took four years to reach the Ryugu asteroid before taking a sample and returning to Earth in November 2019.