Got asteroids? Japan brings first asteroid dust back to Earth

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Japan brings first asteroid dust back to Earth.

This appears to be a reversal of fortune.

The WSJ said JAXA recovered roughly 1,500 pieces of the asteroid.  1500 pieces of dust, I guess.  Perhaps it depends on what the meaning of “is” is and all that, so let’s just say the pieces are really small and leave it at that.

Of course, the same article says 300 million kilometers is about 1.9 million miles.  Maybe that will be corrected by the time you read this.

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