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Hayabusa 2: returning asteroid sample could help uncover the origins of life and the solar system – The Conversation UK

If the building blocks of life were present at the time that Earth was born, this could mean life is common in the universe.

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What is your idea of an asteroid? Many people think of them as potato-shaped, inert and perhaps rather dull, pock-marked objects far away in deep space. But over the last ten years, two Japanese space missions Hayabusa and now Hayabusa 2 have dispatched that view to the history books. Asteroids are interesting bodies that may be able to explain how life on Earth came about.
The Japanese Space Agency, JAXA, is about to bring back samples to Earth from the 1km-wide asteroid Ryugu with touchdown expected…

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