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Samples of Asteroid Ryugu Contain More Than 20 Amino Acids

The samples obtained by Hayabusa2 have revealed that the Near Earth Asteroid Ryugu contains 20 strains of amino acids -…

2 months ago

Japan’s Upcoming Mission Will Use a Vacuum to Get its Sample From Phobos

JAXA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, is carving out a niche for itself in sample-return missions. Their Hayabusa mission was…

2 months ago

Japan’s Mission to Phobos Will Also Bring a Sample Home by 2029

Japan's space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample…

12 months ago

Lunar Rovers! Transform and Roll Out!

Japan plans to send a robotic rover to explore the surface of the Moon. Here's the kicker, it transforms!

1 year ago

JAXA Using Water Bottle Technology for Sample-Return Missions From the ISS

JAXA and the Tiger Corporation have come together to develop next-generation cooling containers that will allow for regular sample-returns from…

1 year ago

Some of Hayabusa2’s Samples are as Big as a Centimeter

A fireball hurtled across the sky on December 5th – the sample return capsule from the Hayabusa2 asteroid mission by…

2 years ago

Even the Outside of Hayabusa 2’s Sample Capsule has Asteroid Debris on it

According to statements made by JAXA, the samples returned by the Hayabusa 2 mission included black sand and gases obtained…

2 years ago

Earth’s toughest bacteria can survive unprotected in space for at least a year

A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry,…

2 years ago

Hayabusa2’s Mission isn’t Over. It has a New Asteroid Target to Visit: 1998 KY26

In an expected move, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission extension for their Hayabusa2 spacecraft. Hayabusa2…

2 years ago

Japan Is Sending a Lander to Phobos

Sending a mission to moons of Mars has been on the wish list for mission planners and space enthusiasts for…

2 years ago