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Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic 'diamond' www.bbc.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2¬†months, 3¬†weeks ago in Science & Technology

A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target - an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top.

Hayabusa 2 has been travelling toward the space rock Ryugu since launching from the Tanegashima spaceport in 2014.