HAYABUSA SAMPLE CAPSULE RE-ENTRY, RECOVERY & STUDY

Hayabusa SRC on the ground

Dr. Scott Sandford has recently returned from back-to-back trips to Australia and Japan where he had participated in the reentry, recovery, and opening of the Sample Return Capsule (SRC) of the Japanese Hayabusa (“Falcon”) Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was present at the Woomera Protected Area in Australia when the capsule reentered the Earth’s atmosphere […]

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Mysterious Moon Light Made by Glowing Dust Fountains

By Zoe Macintosh SPACE.com Staff Writer posted: 06 July 2010 04:50 pm ET This story was updated July 7 at 1 p.m. ET. When Apollo astronauts first rounded the far side of the moon, they were stunned to find a very bright crescent of light glowing on the horizon at sunset. And, just before sunrise, […]

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