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Scientists hope samples from the Ryugu asteroid will shed light on the origins of the solar system

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe to land on asteroid on Feb 22 – Phys.org

Via Phys.org A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid in order to shed light on the origins of the solar system is expected to land on the rock later this month, officials said Wednesday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the Hayabusa2 probe is expected to touch down on the Ryugu asteroid at 8am local time on February […]

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Cosmic Lessons: Burckle Crater and Megatsunamis – Part 1

I concluded last month’s entry with a discussion of very large chevron-shaped deposits found on the southern coast of the island of Madagascar by Dallas Abbott and her colleagues. At a recent December, 2015 meeting of the American Geophysical Union this team presented further evidence supporting their controversial 2006 supposition that these landforms had been produced by gigantic tsunami waves. […]

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