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Look at All These Mind-Blowing Photos of Asteroid Pieces Retrieved From Ryugu – ScienceAlert

The best present this holiday season came in a small package, parachuted into the Australian desert from far within our Solar System on 5 December 2020.

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The best present this holiday season came in a small package, parachuted into the Australian desert from far within our Solar System on 5 December 2020.
Inside, astronomers were delighted to unwrap the first significant samples of a rocky asteroid which is currently 9 million kilometres (5.6 million miles) away, and returned to Earth in “perfect” shape. 
Photographs of the pristine pebbles have finally been released, and while the tiny, black-coloured grains inside may resemble nothing more than…

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